What does daisy-chaining do?

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  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    What does daisy-chaining two hard drives do for you? I know you can connect two external drives via firewire, and connect one of them to the computer, so what's the advantage of daisy-chaining rather than hooking up both drives to the computer directly?
     
  2. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    You can still have ports open to plug in other devices directly to your computer.
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    That and it hooks you into that groovy, free-lovin' sixties feeling.
     
  4. Schroedinger macrumors regular

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    And don't forget the funny looks you get from the non-techies when you say "daisy chain"
     
  5. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, for the a while I always wondered why there were two ports on the back of the drives.. until i found out a few weeks ago :p
     
  6. djstarrock macrumors 6502a

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