esata ext HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jeromego, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. jeromego macrumors newbie

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    how do you plug an esata cable from an ext hd to an imac? or is this even possible. if not how many firewire cables can you plug into an imac? thanks.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You don't.

    Unless an external ExpressCard/34 dongle exists so you can plug it into a FireWire port and then buy an eSATA ExpressCard/34 card and plug that in...

    An iMac has 2 FireWire ports, but FireWire can be daisy-chained to up to 63 devices per port.
     
  3. jeromego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, it has 2 ports? wheres the other one at? i only see one at the back. when you say daisy chain, you mean i can connect another ext HD thru my existing ext HD right now?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Which iMac do you have? Some have a single FW800 port and some have both a 400 and 800 one. Yes, you can just chain them up to the drives.
     
  5. jeromego thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have the 24" 2.66ghz
     

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