Lacie d2 extreme tripple interface chaining drives, possible?

jsw

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Temujin said:
Is it possible to link these drives, so only one firewire cable is needed to run both of em?
I believe they have 2 FW800 ports, and you can chain them together. My older Lacie triple interface drives chain w/FW400, no problem.
 

ironic23

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jsw said:
I believe they have 2 FW800 ports, and you can chain them together. My older Lacie triple interface drives chain w/FW400, no problem.
How old is old? I was looking for a LaCie drive like that but couldn't find one.. I only have the one which has 2 FW800 ports.
 

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ironic23 said:
How old is old? I was looking for a LaCie drive like that but couldn't find one.. I only have the one which has 2 FW800 ports.
I think I got the newer ones a year or two ago, so not "old", just "out of date".
 

ironic23

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jsw said:
I think I got the newer ones a year or two ago, so not "old", just "out of date".
Ah, cool. Thanks mate. Pity they don't chain using FW400 anymore. Bummer how the MBP 15" doesn't have a FW800 port. Ah well, thanks again!
 

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ironic23 said:
Ah, cool. Thanks mate. Pity they don't chain using FW400 anymore. Bummer how the MBP 15" doesn't have a FW800 port. Ah well, thanks again!
Well, FWIW, a 800->400 adapter works fine and seems pretty fast (I have FW800 on another LaCie drive).
 

ironic23

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jsw said:
Well, FWIW, a 800->400 adapter works fine and seems pretty fast (I have FW800 on another LaCie drive).
Hmm.. I'll see if i can get an adapter. But thanks! Maybe that's a reason to get a MacPro, hey? :D ARghhh... I need ProE on Mac OS X!