nMP: Thunderbolt drives - daisy chain or direct?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bvhmac1, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. bvhmac1 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Would it make any speed difference if I plugged in my external thunderbolt drives each directly to the Mac Pro or daisy chained them? I have 4 drives.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Einz macrumors regular

    Einz

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    Some need to be the first on the chain or a performance hit. With so many TB ports, I would use direct.
     
  3. Cisco_Kid macrumors 6502

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    I haven't noticed a difference with two Thunderbolt RAID setups daisy'd together.

    Your milage may vary....
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Only if the drives would max out the data throughput.
     

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