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04-21-2012, 05:42 PM
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I know I had this in my mac mini thread, but I thought it might be better to start fresh on a new thread.

My macs have only 1 firewire port, & I have multiple firewire external hard drives. I looked at firewire hubs but they are very expensive.

So I thought I could use a single firewire 800 cable extender & swap my hard drives with it, so I do not wear out the firewire ports on my macs from plugging & unplugging my firewire drives.
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StarTech 6-foot cable, $9 + free shipping @ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B000AA3XUY
That's for Firewire 400.

I've never seen an extension cable for Firewire 800.
If it's not sold by http://eshop.macsales.com, then there's a good chance it doesn't exist.

I see this page on Google: http://www.usbfirewire.com/Parts/rr-cfbextr-9902.html ... but no idea if it's reliable.

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