General Mac hardware discussions forum: What is 'daisy chain' in hard drives?

by: yashgta October 16, 2007 11:33 AM PDT

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What is 'daisy chain' in hard drives?

by yashgta - 10/16/07 11:33 AM

I am about to purchase a lacie D2 extreme quad 500 gb hard drive, (simply because it fits perfectly in my budget and needs(firewire 800). And I read that it has daisy chain capability. I am very unsure to what kind of things I can do with that. I understand simply that I will be able to plug in another hard drive to the second firewire 800 port on the hard drive and access it on my macbook pro, but will the speed suffer? I mean will the performance of both the hard drives go down substantially? or only the second harddrive will be slower? also, can I attach a usb ipod to the port on the hard drive if my laptop ports are full/occupied? thanks for the help. happy

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