Lacie d2 extreme tripple interface chaining drives, possible?

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  1. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to link these drives, so only one firewire cable is needed to run both of em?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I believe they have 2 FW800 ports, and you can chain them together. My older Lacie triple interface drives chain w/FW400, no problem.
     
  3. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    How old is old? I was looking for a LaCie drive like that but couldn't find one.. I only have the one which has 2 FW800 ports.
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think I got the newer ones a year or two ago, so not "old", just "out of date".
     
  5. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    Ah, cool. Thanks mate. Pity they don't chain using FW400 anymore. Bummer how the MBP 15" doesn't have a FW800 port. Ah well, thanks again!
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Well, FWIW, a 800->400 adapter works fine and seems pretty fast (I have FW800 on another LaCie drive).
     
  7. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you can daisy chain them. I had 7 chained together at one time.
     
  8. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    Hmm.. I'll see if i can get an adapter. But thanks! Maybe that's a reason to get a MacPro, hey? :D ARghhh... I need ProE on Mac OS X!
     
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