Firewire 800..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mvksagar45, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. mvksagar45 macrumors member

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    Hello All,
    I bought a new 13 inch base MBP recently ( and this is my first mac). Can anyone tell me how to use the firewire 800port ? like are there any devices specially for it ?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    There are e.g. external hard drives that use FW800. It's over twice as fast as USB 2.0 but costs quite a lot more too.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You plug the firewire cable into the computer and the other end into the unit.
     
  4. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    just plug the fw 800 periphery into the port and off you go.

    usually, you connect external HDs or optical drives to your Mac. you could also connect an external iSight camera.
     
  5. legreve macrumors regular

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    The Lacie Rugged offers firewire 800 connection.

    Still bugs me that Apple didn't go ahead and installed usb 3.0 ports instead of that usb 2.0 crap :(
     
  6. josh2007 macrumors member

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    My setup is FW800 > rocstor HDD > Apogee Duet audio convertor. I've had up to 4 devices daisy chained.
     
  7. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy a box+HDD instead of ready built one it's not that much more expensive maybe 10-15%
     
  8. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    It's not supported in the Intel chipset, so it would require yet more space on the logic board for a discrete solution.
     

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