Daisy-Chaining Firewire drives question

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  1. reebzor macrumors 6502a

    reebzor

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    I have a real quick question about daisy chaining some firewire drives.

    I'm looking at buying an OWC Mercury for my macmini. I'm going to connect it via FW800. Can I then daisy chain a FW400 device to the OWC? The drive has 2 FW800 ports but only 1 FW400 so can this be done?
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    Should work fine. With the FW800 at the head of the chain (nearest to the Mac), you'll get full speed. I have a similar setup: 3 FW800's, then two FW400 drives and a FW400 burner. You can also use the FW800 port on the drive for FW400 with a FW800<>Fw400 cable. (17" ubMBP Early 2009)
     
  3. justit macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a lot of combined fan noise?
     
  4. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Don't worry Sparky, daddy will turn off the computer in a minute. :D

    [​IMG]
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

    gr8tfly

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    They're all fanless cases. (I hate fan noise...)

    1 FreeAgent Desk Mac (FW800, 1TB),
    2 fanless 3rd party FW800 cases (a 1TB and a 750GB),
    2 FreeAgent Pro (FW400, 750GB)
     

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