alu imac's firewire 400 & 800 = 400?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slieu92, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. slieu92 macrumors regular

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    i have the first aluminum imac and wondering if i use both firewire (400 and 800) ports, then both of their speeds will be limited to 400 mb/s. is that true?

    i currently use the 400 port for my western digital drive, which is externally powered as well.

    i'm planning to add another external hard drive, using the 800 port.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I think no. It has both 400 and 800 ports right? Then the 400 will be limited to 400 but I can't see why the 800 would be. They are two individual ports
     

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