Firewire 800 Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by PCforever?, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. PCforever? macrumors member

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    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
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    FireWire can power 2.5" HD (i.e. portable HD)
     
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