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FW400 or 800 for Harddrive and Soundcard Audio Interfaces
Old 12th September 2007
FW400 or 800 for Harddrive and Soundcard

I have a G5 with one FW400 and one FW800 slot.

I use a RME Fireface 800 and I also have a 1TB disk for sample libraries.

Which one of these should get the FW800 port?
Old 12th September 2007
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Get a 400 to 800 cable and plug the hard drive into the 800 bus. Plug the RME into the 400.

I have two glyph external 500gb and I have them plugged in this way (they are daisy chained), and an RME FF400. I had this question and called Glyph and they were the ones who told me this was the best option, and it works great.

Old 12th September 2007
Thanks a lot!

The harddrive has a 800 slot though, so suppose I dont need that cable?

Anyway, its good to know, so the soundcard actually require less transfer speed than the harddrive then I suppose..
Old 13th September 2007
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yeah, you should be fine with that if your drives have an 800 connection. The FF does a great job through firewire, probably much better than most firewire devices due to RME's stable drivers.

Have fun.

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