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Old January 15th, 2006, 12:22 AM   #1
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Daisychain your external hard drives? Is it safe?

Quick newbie question(s) on this, I have a 160gb Lacie Firewire drive hooked up to my Mac and I just bought a new 300gb Seagate Firewire drive. Since I have no free firewire ports left I was going to daisychain them.
1.) Is this relatively safe, i.e. is it less stable then directly to the computer?
2.) Is daisychaining different brands o.k. to do?
3.) Based on the brand, age, and size of the drives I have, is their one in particular that I should keep hooked directly to the computer and use the other one on the daisychain, i.e. will it make any difference at all?
Thanks for any info. as you can see I'm pretty clueless...
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Old January 15th, 2006, 01:19 AM   #2
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Daisy chaining is fine, just don't go TOO far. I always stick with a 2 drive max.

I have two EZQuest fw400 drives that work fine, and two G-Raid fw800 drives what work fine.
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