External Lacie HD Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Heart Break Kid, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Heart Break Kid macrumors 6502a

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    I recently purchased the 80GB Porsche external USB 2.0 HD from Lacie.

    It's almost filled now. I want to purchase another one, but it will be a Firewire drive. But, I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to daisy chain 2 USB drives if I decided to buy a USB 2 drive rather then a FW drive?

    Can it be done if I buy some sort of USB 2.0 hub?
     
  2. Danrose1977 macrumors regular

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    How about bying a nice big 200Gb model and then flogging the 80Gb on ebay after copying your data across?
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    like crackedbutter said, yeah, you can chain usb 2 drives.

    this is why harddrives having more than one port are nice. you don't need a hub to daisy chain.
     
  4. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but the funny thing is...i have a usb hub...and when I plug my usb 2.0 HD into it...my mac doesnt recognize it!

    i mean....the drive doesnt seem to want to mount
     
  5. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    is it a usb1 or usb2 hub?

    what is your Mac? does it have usb2 ports?

    part of the problem might be the power being drawn by devices...
     
  6. Heart Break Kid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my mac is a 17" Rev A PB

    and it has USB 2.0 ports

    and the harddrive is a usb 2.0

    the hub is usb 1.1 though
     

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