Lacie Big Disk Extreme - 2 Macs connected at once??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brisully, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. brisully macrumors member

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    I have a Lacie Big Disk Extreme, that has USB 2.0, Firewire 400 and Firewire 800 interfaces. I have it connected to my iMac with FW 400, but I just bought a new MBP. Can I hook up the FW 800 interface on the MBP while this is still attached to the iMac?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    you can, but it won't boot until you eject it from the iMac.
     
  3. brisully thread starter macrumors member

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    The MBP won't boot??
     
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    the drive ;)
     
  5. Homer2556 macrumors newbie

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    Why not just connect the external to the Mac you use most, and allow shared use of it through your network (since both the iMac and MBP have wireless). Seems a no brainer to me
     
  6. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    it's a fair bit slower over wireless, and if the iMac is an old one (pre-gigabit ethernet), FW or USB is still faster.
     

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