iSight and External HD

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by PlaceofDis, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    ok, so i have a rev a 12" powerbook, and i use a Maxtor 160gig External drive as my main drive (long story) but i only have one firewire port on my powerbook, now i know i can daisy chain and use an iPod thorugh the firewire port on the Maxtor, but how safe is it to use an iSight? i know it will work, i tried, but are there andy potential problems or any reasons as to why i shouldn't do this?

  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    None that I can think of other than you just made the wire longer, and if you are accessinig the drive at the same time, you might get slower transfer of files while the iSite is on, or dropped frames.
  3. PlaceofDis thread starter macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i dont mind slower frame rates, i really want to use it for Delicious Library, so i just want to be sure that it will be okay, i dont want to mess things up big time thats all

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