How simultaneously connect a FireWire hard drive to 2 Macs?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lPHONE, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. lPHONE macrumors 6502a

    lPHONE

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    I am trying to simultaneously connect a FireWire HDD to my MBP (running SL) and a PPC G4 (Tiger). It has 2 FW ports but it will not let me mount on both desktops. As I recall, there was a way to easily do this?
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    there is no way.
    the only thin you can do is to share the drive from one mac.
    the second port is for daisy chaining with other devices.
     
  3. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    This.

    Also, you're lucky it didn't let you mount it on both machines. You would have corrupted the contents of the entire disk had you done so.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Takes few seconds to share the drive.

    For best performance, use gagabit ethernet network to share.
     

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