Firewire 800 Dumb Question

PCforever?

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Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi
Newbie here.... Does a firewire 800 port power a portable HDD like a usb port does. I have a new iMac and would like to free up one of the usb ports used by my time machine HDD. Obviously I know I would need a portable HDD that has a firewire 800 connection.
thanks in advance
 

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