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


    Nov 17, 2007
    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


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    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


    Nov 17, 2007

    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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