Connecting a Firewire Hard Drive to a USB/Firewire HD that's only connected via USB

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macpbr98, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. macpbr98 macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of getting the new MacBook which only has USB ports. I have a Firewire/USB hard drive that I'll connect via USB. Can I connect another HD that's firewire only to that drive?
     
  2. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    If your first USB drive has a Firewire port, then yes you can connect the second drive to it. You can daisy chain external drives by the way.
     
  3. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    AFAIK no.

    You can only daisy chain FW devices if the initial device is plugged into FW on the computer. The HDD isnt smart enough to act as a FW to USB adapter.
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    There are no FireWire/USB converters. Only a DV capture device.
     
  5. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    I plug my Seagate Pro's into the Firewire input on the first drive and the first drive is USB to laptop. I can see both drives. How is that not working?

    NM, I have them plugged into a Hub with FW\USB\eSATA ports.
     

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