Firewire 800 to FW800 and FW400 mini hub

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by martinX, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. martinX macrumors 6502a

    martinX

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    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/yinyang.html

    Sonnet Technologies today introduced the Yin•Yang™ FireWire® 800 to FireWire 400/800 Mini Hub. This handy device enables users to connect a FireWire 800 device plus a FireWire 400 device to a computer simultaneously through a single FireWire 800 port.
     
  2. And1ss macrumors 6502a

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  3. John Frum macrumors newbie

    John Frum

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    Half the product for twice the price

    Really have to question the viability of a product like this when you can get hard drive enclosures with both FW 400 and 800 interfaces, which is like having this product with the option of adding an internal hard drive, for less. I like Sonnet, and wish them well with this.
     
  4. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    Price:

    $69.95 from Sonnet
    $60.40 from an Amazon seller

    Quite steep IMO. I think I'll pass, considering a simple FW800 to 400 adapter costs less than 10 bucks; and a cable, less than 5....

    Plus Firewire can be daisy chained, and most devices - specially FW external hard drives and audio interfaces - make it simple with multiple FW ports... so the need of a Firewire Hub is quite rare. And also to consider that the moment you combine 800 and 400 devices, the whole controller goes down to 400 speeds, regardless of how you connect the devices - eg. via a hub or via a daisychain.

    So thanks, but no thanks :p
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    I was thinking the same thing until I saw this under the Tech Specs tab:
    If that's 100% accurate it explains the price.


    Lethal
     

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