daisy chaining external firewire 800 drives

Discussion in 'iMac' started by chris1184, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. chris1184 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys...quick question...so my imac has a firewire port and i have an external HD connected to it..it is the My Book studio 1TB by western digital....i think this HD has 2 firewire ports so do i just need to plug in the other hard drive into this one in order to daisy chain it? or is there more to it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep!
    Nope!
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Only issue might be mixing firewire 400 and firewire 800 - daisy chaining will not make a firewire 400 drive run like an 800, and if a 400 is first in the chain then an 800 behind it will only run at 400 speeds.
     
  4. chris1184 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks dudes...yes i will make sure both are firewire 800 (come to think of it i will probably try to get the same exact drive i already have)
     

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