firewire 9 pin 800 male/female coupler for macbook pro port

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking for a couple/cable that is firewire 800 9 pin with a male & female end, I want to use it in my macbook pro's firewire port, for my firewire drives, since there is only one port, I will be rmoving the drive plugs alot & do not want to wear out the mac's only port by having the adapter in it.

    I am not trying to do an adapter such as 9 pin to 6 pin etc, but just a 9 pin 800 male one end to go into the mac's port, & a 9 pin 800 female end that I can plug drives into.


    I have also heard of daisy chaining but from what I have read, it does not seem to be the most reliable, & I dont want the problems of inadequate power of hubs, so a direct connection to the mac would be best.

    So far, i have tried to find this on Google, but have not found it, does this type of plug I am describing exist?
     
  2. reebzor macrumors 6502a

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    Ports dont wear out...
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "Ports dont wear out..."

    That's nonsense.

    Like anything else mechanical, connection ports CAN "wear out" with usage, particularly where there's flexing, or there's a lot of "usage". Contacts get out-of-line, mounting tolerances wear down, etc.

    Suggestion to the original poster:
    http://www.usbfirewire.com/firewire8001394b.html
     

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