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Old 25th November 2012
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Firewire Interface doubt

Hi, I want to buy a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 FireWire Interface, but I see it has 2 firewire ports. I want to use it on my MacBook Pro, which has only 1 FW port.

I dont understand how firewire interfaces work as I have always used USB. I see all FW interfaces have 2 firewire ports, do you need to use both ?
Old 25th November 2012
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I think that's for daisy chaining. Not for plugging 2 into the computer, but running another FW device thru the Focusrite then into the computer.
Old 25th November 2012
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Yes, only one FireWire cable needed between the computer and the interface. The other FireWire port on the interface is for daisy-chaining other FireWire devices.
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