My Book Studio, why 2 firewire ports?

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  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

    LeandrodaFL

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    I need an external hard drive to use with Time Machine. Im taking a look at the product below

    http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=200

    It comes with 2 firewire ports. Why is that? Do I have to conect both to get full performance? If I do, will I still need the power cable?

    Is there a similar product anyone would recomend? Requirements:

    -1TB or more
    -not black enclosure, silver is great, white is fine.
    -easy way to turn it on/off like a power button in the back
    -If possible, faster interface than USB 2.0
     
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

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    i think the extra port is for daisychaining two or more devices together...
     
  3. laxman101 macrumors regular

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    What he said.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    indeed, it is for forming a daisy chain. its the beauty of firewire over USB.
     
  5. steveca macrumors 6502

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    And let's to forget thunderbolt :D
     
  6. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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