firewire ports / busses on 17" MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by register, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. register macrumors newbie

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    hey,
    I'm still waiting on my MBP to arrive, but I'm just wondering... the machine has 2 firewire ports, a 400 and an 800, and 2 USB ports. Does anyone know if the firewires run on a seperate bus? It'd be a bit annoying if not, as I use a firewire sound card and hard drive, so hooking up devices to each port would potentially give latency on the sound.
    anyone out there know?
    thanks
    tom
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As you can see from the developer note the two ports share a single controller that is connected via a single PCI link.
     
  3. diadem macrumors regular

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    <edit> Personaly I use both firewire ports on a G4 quick silver one for a sound card other for HDD and dont have a problem.
     
  4. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    I believe Apple's desktop computers have each port on it's own bus.
     

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