Hooking up Duet and G drive to my Imac

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  1. Pjakob macrumors newbie

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    So i have the new I7 Imac.

    I have a Duet and a Powered G drive. The Duet takes firewire 400 and the GDrive takes fire wire 800. But my imac only has one firewire 800 port.

    So....... am i able to run my duet daisy chain off my g drive?

    it would be like this

    Duet--(FW400)-->Gdrive--(FW800)--> Imac.

    Is this going to cause any issues for my duet or my imac?(power and performance wise)???
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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    yeah, I do this all the time, its awesome
     
  3. Pjakob thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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    except I'm on a 17" MBP using a 2TB g-drive, but should be the same :)
     
  5. Pjakob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so you hook up your duet to the 2 tb g drive and there is no slow down?
     
  6. mlblacy macrumors 6502

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    There is a slow-down... both drives will step down to f400...
    Glad to hear it is working for you. Ordering my i7 tonight, and I am adding an external Western 4tb quad interface drive. I have a bunch of f400 drives I was to daisy chain them off the 4tb drive.
    michael
     
  7. mulo macrumors 68020

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    well there will be, but you said your duet has firewire 400?
    if you hook the duet up to the gdrive which is connected to the computer like this

    duet - FW400 - g-drive - FW800 - iMac

    your duet will be limited to 400mbit due to the restriction on the cable, this will also consume 400mbit from the imac to the g-drive, but since the g-drive is connected to the iMac by FW800 you still have an additional 400mbit left for the g-drive, thus resulting in 400mbit connection for both drives, simultaneously.
    this setup will achieve speeds faster then USB to both drives at the same time.
     
  8. Pjakob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. So there should be no issue with sound quality or hd performance.

    great!
     

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