Those of you that know me may know I'm not brand new to macs, and may recall I have a pretty new intel iMac. Noticed something odd though The first issue is that my Lacie Big Disk has never booted off firewire 400. It's been this way since I got it, and since I got it second hand there's nothing I can do about it! So this was never a problem whilst I had my PowerMac G5 - I'd use FW800, and also daisy chain my other Lacie External through FW800. Then I got the iMac having sold the powermac, and the only thing missing was the FW800 port. So I use the little lacie disk's FW400, and then daisy chain through FW800 like before. So far, so good. But since I got the iMac I stopped using the externals so much. They're quite noisy, as was the PowerMac - but the iMac is so quiet I preferred to have them off most of the time. So today I plugged them in for the first time for a while. They wouldn't mount straight away, so I left them. Nothing So i unplugged the power and disconnected the drives from each other, and just tried plugging the little disk in. Nothing. Tried again. It mounted - woohoo! Re-established the daisy chain, fine. Then later on I plugged in my 3G iPod - it's FW400. It mounted in iTunes, but then in the finder, it was mounted. I checked to see if Disk Mode was enabled - it was. Then I notice Finder is beachballing. I unplug the ipod, Finder resumes. I shut down, plug in the iPod, and start up again. The iPod has "charging" on the screen, but it does not mount at all. So then I disconnect the other FW400 cable, which leads to my two lacie drives, and surprise surprise, the iPod mounts. So what's going on? Can the iMac not handle all 3 devices at once?!