Seagate Free Agent Pro for Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sinser, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. sinser macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    Someone has this ? I have one question

    I have read somewhere that the included dock works thru FW800. What I'd like is to plug it to the rear of an Apple Cinema Display which has just FW800. Is this possible ???
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Unless the new 24" supports that standard, you'll have to use Firewire 400 (assuming that the drive supports it). My ACD 30" has two Firewire 400 ports and two USB ports.

    In any case if the drive and display both have similar ports (both with Firewire 400, both with Firewire 800 or both with USB 2.0), then you should be able to plug the drive into the back of the display and it should work. All ports on the ACD are powered, whether the computer is sleeping or not.
     
  3. sinser thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sinser

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    I have a 20" ACD. The drive has FW400,FW800 and mini USB, but only a FW800 plug is mentioned. Maybe a FW800-FW400 cable is included ?
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Well I just went to the Seagate spec page on it here and if you download the PDF file "Free Agent Go for Mac Data Sheet" (link in small grey type at the bottom), a listing of contents included do show that a FW400-->FW800 cable is included.
     

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