FireWire Ports on New Mac Pros...?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fab5freddy, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    i have heard that the firewire ports on the new Mac Pros dont have as much power as the old G5 Towers and that they easily can go bad..........
    So my question is, Can you buy a 3rd party Firewire Card for your Mac Pro that is top of the line, and better than the built-in FireWire Card....?

    thanks in advance !
     
  2. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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  3. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Firewire is Firewire. You can choose between FW400 and FW800.
     
  4. SilverL macrumors member

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    True, but implementations differ.
    For example, I have an external Firewire/USB enclosure that used to be powered off the bus on my PowerBook 15inch. When connected to my MacBook Pro, it doesn't have enough power to operate and I have to plug it into an alternate power source to get it to run.
    Perhaps it's this kind of difference the original poster was referring to.
     

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