FW Hard drive: Daisy chain

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Flyinace2000, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    I have three FW400 hard drives all linked together hooked up to my iMac (see sig). The last one in the chain seems to drop off and i have to power cycle it to get it to remount. The drive does not show up in Disc Utility and I do not see a device removal error. Should i get a FW400->800 adapter and use the other port on the iMac to spread the external hard drive love?
     
  2. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

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    Using the other port would be a good idea, I'd guess - maybe it would even be faster? Do all the drives have their own power supply?

    David
     
  3. bossass macrumors regular

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    I'd try the other port. Do you leave them all on all the time?
     
  4. michael-appleru macrumors regular

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    Sorry to HiJack Your Theard but..

    Does any one know what do do if you what to daisy chain a DVD Burner and External HD if You want to burn files on an External HD using an External DVD Burner????

    respond to http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2964127
     

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