HD : FW + USB hub : How do these work together?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by milesdavis, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. milesdavis macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    Nov 17, 2007
    #1
    Hello --

    I have a NewerTech MiniStack V3. This is FW800/400/usb2.0 HD + Hub.

    I want to use the drive via FW 800 [now connected, works fine]

    I also wanted to use it as a USB hub. I noticed that I had to plug in the USB 2.0 cable, and could not use it as a usb hub using just the FW800 connection [is this correct?]

    Now that I have it hooked up to FW + Usb 2.0, the usb 2.0 hub is working, but I fear the drive itself is now only going to be accessed using 2.0 and not FW800.

    Can someone help?

    Thanks! MD
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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    Takamatsu, Japan
    #2
    According to the user manual for your miniStack:

    Thus, if you have the F/W 800 cable plugged in and the USB 2.0 hub ports are working I would not worry about it. It should be using F/W 800 as the interface between the HD and your Mac.

    However, if you want absolute confirmation on it you should ask Newertech themselves:

    NewerTech Support Center
     
  3. milesdavis thread starter macrumors regular

    milesdavis

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    Nov 17, 2007
    #3
    Thanks!

    I took a look in disk utility and found that indeed the HD was using the FW.

    Learning everyday!

    thanks - MD
     

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