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Fw800 or Fw400
Old 24th August 2007
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Fw800 or Fw400

I'm shopping a new external drive, 750GB, for use with PTHD on a G5 PPC.

I've been using Seagate for internal drives, and Lacie & WD Mybook Pro for external, because they run FW800.

I prefer the Seagates, but they are FW400 only. Does FW800 deliver more track counts in the real world than FW400?
Old 26th August 2007
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Checked out the Mercury. There is no mention what drives they use. That seems a bit scary.

I found a 750GB Seagate for $250 including shipping, about $80 less than the OWC Mercury and less than the Mybook. Couldn't resist; it's on the way.
Old 26th August 2007
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Hold up.. If you are going to use FW800 make sure you aren't using any other firewire device. When you plug a fw800 and fw400 into a g5 the fw800 knocks down to fw400

Lame! huh
Old 26th August 2007
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nu-tra View Post
Hold up.. If you are going to use FW800 make sure you aren't using any other firewire device. When you plug a fw800 and fw400 into a g5 the fw800 knocks down to fw400

Lame! huh
Wow!

Thanks for that. Never would've thunk it.
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