iMac FW 800 + 400 Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ausdave, Mar 18, 2008.

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    ausdave

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    Hi.

    I'll explain what I'm wanting to do.

    I want to plug an external RAID hard drive setup into my Al iMac via FW800 (Taurus RAID II).

    I also want to plug an audio interface via FW400 in the iMac (havent decided on which yet).

    I understand that if both are connected, that the FW800 will only run at FW400 (as they are on the same bus).

    What I don't know is if this will cause the same sort of problems that occur when you have 2 x FW400 on the same bus... ie many audio interfaces seem to play up if there is anything else plugged in on the same bus.

    I do have several work arounds (either getting a USB audio interface... which is more limiting with choice... or getting an ADDA converter instead and using the optical outs/ins on the iMac).

    Can someone clear this up for me.

    Thanks.
     

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