one TB port issue

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kjmff5, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. kjmff5 macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    I am looking to go from a MBP to MBA 2012. My issue is I have a firewire HDD as well as an external monitor. Most of the time I don't use them at the same time, but for the times I do, how can I? There is only one ThunderBolt port. I know they have those TB port expansions but they are super expensive. Any ideas other than just disconnecting the display when I want to use my external HDD?
  2. Slivortal macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2012
    I'm no expert with TB, but can't you Daisy Chain them? Isn't that half the point of TB over USB, etc?
  3. kjmff5 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    You can, but I am not using any TB devices. My monitor uses a standard DP to DVI adapter, and my hard drive is just a firewire(also USB but I'd rather use the FireWire)
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Firewire drives typically have USB. Just use USB.

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