External Drive Question

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

  1. Keysmark macrumors member

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It will not matter, you can use both ports for both ways.
     
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