one TB port issue

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

  1. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Firewire drives typically have USB. Just use USB.
     

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