Daisy chaining Firewire to Thunderbolt?

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  1. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, I have the new iMac 27".

    I have the Firewire 800 to TBolt adapter.

    I have a couple of Firewire 800 drives and many fw400 drives.

    I have a FW800/400 converter on the way in the mail.

    Is it possible to daisy chain some (maybe even no more than 2 at a time) the drives to Tbolt.

    like fw800HDD -> fw800hdd-> Tbolt-adapter -> iMac

    or

    fw400HDD -> adapter -> fw800hdd-> Tbolt-adapter -> iMac

    or even

    fw400HDD -> adapter -> fw800hdd-> fw800hdd-> Tbolt-adapter -> iMac ?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Normally can daisy chain up to at least 4 FW drives. Some FW devices have issues and can limit the number of drives chained together. The FW 800<->400 cable will not affect the number of drives in the chain.

    Your other choice is to use a FW hub.
     
  3. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the reply, but will the daisy chain work heading into thrunderbolt?
     
  4. VideoBeagle thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've tried this: fw400HDD -> adapter -> fw800hd and it works just fine.
     

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