External HD - USB & Firewire Simultaneously

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jmeyer86, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. jmeyer86 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2009
    With an external HD that has both firewire and usb 2.0, is it possible to use both at the same time? Can you plug firewire into your MBP and USB into another computer or router? Just wondering if there are any downsides to this. I would hate to be sucked into a black hole by plugging in both at the same time! :D
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    No, both my Iomega and Western Digital drives disconnect from the original computer or won't mount on the second. However, when you daisy-chain hard drives, I've noticed that it usually mounts one on Computer A and one on Computer B.

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