firewire hd: chipset, 800 vs. 400, daisy-chain, fcp etc...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by cactus, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. cactus macrumors newbie

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    i am a new owner of a 15" pb (with one 6pin fw port) and a new user of fcp4.

    looking to buy an external hd .

    my initial thought was to start simple: get a fw 400 hd and daisy chain my camera out from the hd.

    BUT i have read previous posts that this method is not so good when using fcp.

    so, should i get a fw hd 800/400 with 922 chipset and plan to get a pc card with extra fw ports later, when i can afford it?

    or should i just go for the older fw hd 400 with 911 chipset?

    any info from external fw hd users would be much appreciated!
     
  2. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    fw800 is kind of pointless right now. The drives barely get fast enough to take advantage of the 800. The price is not yet worth it. Just get a firewire hub or something.
     

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