Little Big Disc Two Macs at Once?

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  1. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if I can connect the LaCie Little Big Disc to two Macs at once via Thunderbolt? I want both Macs to be able to read/write from the Little Big Disc simultaneously. Thanks so much!!!
     
  2. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you 100% sure? That sure is a bummer, oh well...
     
  3. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    The only way that you can do this is to connect the drive to one Mac only and then allow it to be shared so that you can move files back and forth using finder or other apps.

    Doesn't matter if it's thunderbolt or not, a drive can never be connected to two computers at the same time.
     
  4. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about if I get a second one, connect them together, for the daisy chain speed increase, then each Mac would have it's own LaCie disk, right? But would they benefit from the daisy chain speed increase when connected to two different computers?
     
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  6. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    Both drives, even daisy chained together can only be connected to one computer at a time.
     
  7. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will an NAS be as fast? I mostly got the LaCie for the speed, 200-210mb/s.
     
  8. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Nope, as a NAS is GigE it's about 75mbps max.
     
  9. ohsnaphappy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah we have a 2TB Time Capsule, and we share back and forth, but I think my Black Magic Speed Test was like 45mb/s. It takes a while to transfer 30GB

    I guess there's nothing wrong with unplugging the LaCie from one and plugging it into the other, they sit right next to each other :)

    I just couldn't pass up the LaCie, refurbished from MacMall for $237.
     

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