External Drive Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Keysmark, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Keysmark macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    I just bought an external drive with 2 Firewire 800 Connections. I also have another external drive with 1 Firewire connection.

    I want to connect the two drives together and use one for Time Machine and the other to clone my drive using Super Duper.

    The 2 Firewire 800 connections are located next to each other with one connection on the edge of the drive and the other right beside it toward the center of the drive.

    I will attach the cable from my computer to the drive with two Firewire 800 connections and then connect the drive with the single Firewire 800 connection.

    My question: Does it matter which connection (edge or center) I use first with the cable from the computer.

    As you can tell, I have never connected two external drives before.

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It will not matter, you can use both ports for both ways.
  3. Keysmark thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010

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