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iMac 27 Firewire 800 port


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

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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.

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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.

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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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