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soon im getting a macbook pro along with a firestudio and logic. of course i plan on getting an external hard drive to save all of my projects to, to (hopefully) keep my macbook running at its best performance/speed.

now knowing that my macbook will only have one firewire port, im confused as to what i should do about using the external hard drive. i want a firewire external hard drive but my firestudio will be using the only firewire port and i know that a usb drive will slow down my computer.

what can/should i do?
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Most FW audio interfaces have 2 x firewire ports for this purpose.
OR your FW drive will have 2 x FW connections.
Check the manual for your audio interface to see which way you should
"daisy chain" the connections.
With my laptop setup, I have Mac -> RME FW400 -> Drive and it works perfectly.

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You can also look into external SATA drives that run from an express card interface.
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oh wow. thanks for pointing this out to me. but to make things clear, i'll just plug the drive into the back of the firestudio?
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oh wow. thanks for pointing this out to me. but to make things clear, i'll just plug the drive into the back of the firestudio?
Try that way and boot up the interface and drive BEFORE the mac.
Your firestudio manual may have a suggestion on this so have a read

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