Daisy chain or Firewire Hub

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ravinder08, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. ravinder08 macrumors regular

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    Getting new iMac i7 in the next week or so.
    Looking to get a couple of hard drives both will be firewire.
    I will use one HD to store Music, Movies and Photos (I have about 500gigs worth at least) The other HD will be used to back up everything. I will be using it in conjunction with Carbon Copy Cloner so it will be bootable if I have any probs.
    Now................ Do I daisy chain the drives or get a Hub?


    Rav:)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Either one works fine.
     
  3. ravinder08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK so no difference in performance, so I could save money by daisy chaining.

    Is this better than USB HD's

    Thanks:)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    FW 400 is somewhat faster than USB 2.0 in real-world use. FW 800 is more than double USB 2.0 in speed.
     
  5. ravinder08 thread starter macrumors regular

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    GGJstudios Thanks for the info

    Really appreciate it

    Rav;)
     

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