Tibook2 features

macilosh

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Aug 2, 2001
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Curious why the two firewire setup on the PB G3was reduced to one on the current Tibook... as now we must use a PCI~firewire adapter to allow dv input and the firewire port connected to external storage (or vice versa).

Anyone know if an active firewrie hub or daisy-chaining a camera and ext storage unit works using one firewire port? My logic says it "overstuffs" the firewire "tube" having input and outputs going on at the same time.
 

eyelikeart

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Jan 2, 2001
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They needed space

From what I understand, the decision to go with just 1 firewire port instead of 2 was due to the space limitations of the narrow enclosure of the Powerbook G4. The Powerbook G3 had more space to house 2.
 

macilosh

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Aug 2, 2001
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Tibook2

Think I need to clarify... what is the best (fastest) way to connect my dv camera and an external firewire storage unit to a Tibook?

Also will the new Tibook have two firewire ports?