I have a Mac Book Pro with 1 FW 800 port. Is it possible to run multiple devices through the one port? If so, how?

Moshi 800 to 400 FireWire Adapter

Moshi 800 to 400 FireWire Adapter

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Most firewire devices have two firewire ports, so you can connect one device to the computer, and the second device to the first device, and so on.

    A hub is only needed if you have devices with just one port, (eg. camcorder) or if you want to be able to remove devices in the middle. Also, a quirky or malfunctioning device can disrupt other devices down the chain, so sometimes a hub can be more stable then a long firewire chain.

  • Best Answer:

    Need a firewire 800 hub or a daisy chain port on first device and additional cables. The hub is probably a better idea. Ref: Belkin FireWire 6-Port Hub (F5U526-APL) and others