Looking for a FireWire Hard Drive.... question...??

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theMusicMan

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I am on the lookout for a Firewire drive, say around 80GB as I only have a small internal drive in my laptop. I have a quick question...

Do they all come with a 'through' firewire slot...? ie: can I connect further firewire devices to it piggy-backed on this...???
 
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Some laptop do and some don't have Firewire. What make and model laptop do you have?

You can find out yourself but doing an Internet search and entering the make, model, and the key word: specs
 

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I've seen the small 2.5" Firewire externals with only one connection. OTOH, I have three of the 3.5" USB/Firewire external drives from two different makers, and all have the dual Firewire connections for daisy-chaining additional devices.
 

theMusicMan

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I do have a Firewire port on the Laptop, but what I am wondering is if I connect an external Firewire drive to this port, do the the external drives themselves come with a Firewire port on the rear of them so I can connect a further firewire device to that as a 'piggy-backed' device. This is one of the advantages of firrewire and USB i.e. you can daisy chain devices...

i.e. Laptop firewire > External Drive > rear of external drive firewire port > iPod et al....
 

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I would swear that I just answered the question! :rolleyes: Yes, most of the 3.5" models will have two Firewire connections.

Dan O, did you click on the Buy it Now link? It comes up with a message that says they're no longer available from them. :D
 
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John,

No, I did not try to buy it. Thanks for the heads up and all your great advise you share, you're a good person.
 
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