Looking for portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly
January 28, 2013 12:33 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for bus-powered portable Firewire drives that daisy chain correctly. Desired size is 1 terabyte.
posted by alms to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
By "daisy chain correctly" I mean that I should be able to attach two or three of the drives to my computer in a daisy chain.
I'm asking this question because I made the mistake of buying a pair of Western Digital My Passport Studio drives. After two weeks of fussing I found out that you can't put more than one of these drives in a daisy chain. You can only daisy chain them with different drives. Yeah, right.
Well, that's not what I want. I don't want a bunch of different drives. I want to have two or three, bus-powered, portable, 1 TB Firewire drives, all the same model, that I can daisy chain to my Mac. Reliable, fast, and good looks also desirable.
In case it matters: I'm using a MacBook Air with a Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor. (As far as I know, USB 3 is not an option. Feel free to let me know if there's an economical Thunderbolt to USB 3 adaptor. That would give me many more drive options.)