combined eSATA and FW800 - noob question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by skerfoot, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. skerfoot macrumors member

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    I have 8T blade HDs that I want to connect to a Mac Pro running OSX server (10.6.5). The best connection that I have on the back of the Mac Pro is FW800, but the blade drives both have eSATA.

    Can I connect the two drives together with eSATA, and then one of the drives to the Mac Pro via FW800? Is there an advantage to doing this, or should I just use FW800 throughout?

    While I'm asking stupid questions, is there any disadvantage to daisy-chaining drives via FW versus plugging them into their own port on the the Mac Pro?

    Thanks
     
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  3. skerfoot thread starter macrumors member

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  4. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you just install an eSATA PCI Express card?

    Many of them have generic SIL-based chipsets, and they should be compatible with OS X.
     

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