Fire Wire External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cgkrick, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. cgkrick macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking about increasing my puny 20 Gig hard drive with a fire wire external HD.

    My problem is that we do stop motion animation on the system and keep a video camera hooked up to our Mac G4 through the fire wire port all the time.

    Do I have to add another fire wire port, can I multiplex the existing port, or is there a better solution.

    Regards,

    Chuck
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

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    More info...

    What Mac do you have? Tower, laptop or iMac?
     
  3. kgarner macrumors 68000

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    you should be able to daisy chain the camera to the drive. I have done that with my MiniDV > Ext HD > Ext HD > Mac.
     
  4. cgkrick thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. atari1356 macrumors 68000

    atari1356

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    I've done this before too, and it's worked fine. So you shouldn't need any extra port... just make sure your external hard drive has at least 2 firewire ports (probably almost all of them do).
     
  6. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    Daisy-chain them together


    PM G4>Firewire hard drive>Camera

    ^^
    is the best way to daisy them since most Firewire hard drives got 2 firewire ports
     
  7. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, daisy chain them.
    Just another reason why I love firewire.
     
  8. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a

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    Have no shame. This way the rest of us newbs can learn. :)
     

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