LaCie D2 Extreme thru FireWire Hub much slower?

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  1. boneca macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys I'm about to receive my 250GB LaCie HD and since I only have 1 FireWire port on my Mini I'm thinking easer to by a FireWire hub and plug in HD with iPod to it or just switch iPod to USB and dedicate the FireWire Port to HD? The both USB ports are used already but I can put USB hub there.

    so basically question is. Is it noticeable for performance to have External HD to connect thru the Hub.

    TAIA
     
  2. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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  3. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's it, thank you I totally forgot that I can do that with FireWire. If LaCie will be constantly used will this affect the iPod performance?
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Agreed. The D2 has a firewire 800, 2 400s and a USB2 socket on the back.

    Connect using 1 FW 400 port and daisychain the other to the iPod
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Not at all. Well, theoretically, but not really, unless you are literally constantly flooding the FW link with data for the LaCie - which is very, very unlikely.
     
  6. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm actually thinking to keep this drive as storage for some images coming from Bittorent and such, so its gonna be receiving data constantly, this is why I asked.

    btw, I don't know if you saw my edited post on Lynksis subject (I'm in Peabody about 5 - 10 min from you, just nice to see close neighbors on the board :) )
     
  7. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    If your using FW800 its much faster than the harddrive can shift data so you shouldn't have a problem.
    or FW400 for that matter.
     
  8. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    Bittorrent, is nothing like Full quality DV. You won't hit the 80M/sec, and That will be slowed down mostly by internet connection. The only way i see you seeing a slow down, is like if you are doing a Logic soundtrack, or using a 30gb .mov as scratch in Final Cut.

    kyle
     
  9. boneca thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if FW800 is option for me as I don't think Mini provides that speed to that FireWire Port? I was thinking about 400, but if 800 will work this should be much better.
     
  10. krollster macrumors member

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    iPod through d2 dvd burner

    on a similar problem...

    I'm thinking about getting a firewire/usb2 d2 dvd burner to hook up to my mini and had a similar question regarding connectivity. if I connect the burner to the single FW port on the mac mini and then daisy chain the iPod to the burner, will it still charge??

    Thanks
     
  11. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have the DVD burner but I do have a LaCie CD burner that daisy chains my iPod, no problem.
     
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  13. vga4life macrumors 6502

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    I wish my Lacie D2 did! It has 2 FW800 ports and only 1 FW400 port.

    No idea if it's possible to use FW800->FW400 cables and chain it that way.

    -vga4life
     

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