FW Hard drive: Daisy chain

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Flyinace2000, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    I have three FW400 hard drives all linked together hooked up to my iMac (see sig). The last one in the chain seems to drop off and i have to power cycle it to get it to remount. The drive does not show up in Disc Utility and I do not see a device removal error. Should i get a FW400->800 adapter and use the other port on the iMac to spread the external hard drive love?
  2. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    Using the other port would be a good idea, I'd guess - maybe it would even be faster? Do all the drives have their own power supply?

  3. bossass macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
    I'd try the other port. Do you leave them all on all the time?
  4. michael-appleru macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2006
    Sorry to HiJack Your Theard but..

    Does any one know what do do if you what to daisy chain a DVD Burner and External HD if You want to burn files on an External HD using an External DVD Burner????

    respond to http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2964127

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