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    iMac 27 Firewire 800 port
    Hi,

    I have one firewire 800 port on my iMac 27. If I was to split that into two firewire 800 ports does this reduce performance? Also, what is a good adapter you guys recommend to have two firewire 800 ports?

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    I suggest a firewire hub as a good starting place to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard2010 View Post
    I suggest a firewire hub as a good starting place to look.

    HTH
    - Simon
    What would be a good hub to use with a Mac, does it matter, or anything with good reviews on Newegg should be good?

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    Any should do although I have heard that Belkin ones are good for Mac.

    Hope this helps

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    We use a this and it works great for our iMac and MBP Don't notice any slower performance with it either, to answer your other question I suppose if you really get picky and check the performance there might be some loss, but it's not noticeable for us to make any difference.
    Late 2010 iMac 27 inch  2.93GHz i7 16GB RAM 2TB HDD
    2011 Macbook Pro 17 inch Glossy  2.3GHz Quad-core i7 8GB RAM 750GB HDD

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    Note that you can daisy chain firewire devices. And as long as they are self powered you do not need a hub. You may even be able to daisy chain several devices that are not self powered as long as they are low power devices.

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