Daisy Chaining via Firewire

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Situation :
W2k fully patched Dell Latitude 1.8 P4 640MB RAM 20GB HDD
Sony Camcorder Firewire 4 pin connector & Dell Laptop 4 pin FW
capturing video no dropped frames.
New 160GB in External Hard Drive Case has 2 x 6pin FW ports
Thoughts :
Any issues with capturing video from camcorder to external HDD ?
I understand you can daisy chain 63 FW devices!
Any issues here with above scenario i.e.. plug Ext.. HDD to laptop and
Camcorder into Ext. HDD 2nd FW port or would I be better advised to
get additional FW ports via PCMCIA and plug both into laptop ?
I have Googled and found reports of problems with connecting via
4pin-6pin cables one reported the FW had been damaged on his Camcorder
is that likely ?
If this is viable what about Ext. DVD writer as well ?
Any thoughts or experiences ?
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"Neil" <ucefreehere@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message news:
T2x3XDBvfp6AFwaL@blackbird.cygnet...
> Situation :
> W2k fully patched Dell Latitude 1.8 P4 640MB RAM 20GB HDD
> Sony Camcorder Firewire 4 pin connector & Dell Laptop 4 pin FW
> capturing video no dropped frames.
> New 160GB in External Hard Drive Case has 2 x 6pin FW ports
> Thoughts :
> Any issues with capturing video from camcorder to external HDD ?
> I understand you can daisy chain 63 FW devices!
> Any issues here with above scenario i.e.. plug Ext.. HDD to laptop and
> Camcorder into Ext. HDD 2nd FW port or would I be better advised to
> get additional FW ports via PCMCIA and plug both into laptop ?
> I have Googled and found reports of problems with connecting via
> 4pin-6pin cables one reported the FW had been damaged on his Camcorder
> is that likely ?
> If this is viable what about Ext. DVD writer as well ?
> Any thoughts or experiences ?
> --
> Neil Swann

Vaio 40GB (under W2k) thru firewire: daisy chained 80GG HDD + 160 GB HDD +
Sony DVD 500 burner and then a Panasonic camcorder with a 6 to 4 pins cable:
No problems either with capturing and/or exporting/burning to external HDDs
or Sony burner burner. No need of FW PCMCIA card.
 

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In message <40eb158a_1@news.bluewin.ch>, Jacques Ciana
<jciana@pasdespambluewin.ch> moved the alphabet bricks and formed these
words
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>"Neil" <ucefreehere@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message news:
>T2x3XDBvfp6AFwaL@blackbird.cygnet...
>> Situation :
>> W2k fully patched Dell Latitude 1.8 P4 640MB RAM 20GB HDD
>> Sony Camcorder Firewire 4 pin connector & Dell Laptop 4 pin FW
>> capturing video no dropped frames.
>> New 160GB in External Hard Drive Case has 2 x 6pin FW ports
>> Thoughts :
>> Any issues with capturing video from camcorder to external HDD ?
>> I understand you can daisy chain 63 FW devices!
>> Any issues here with above scenario i.e.. plug Ext.. HDD to laptop and
>> Camcorder into Ext. HDD 2nd FW port or would I be better advised to
>> get additional FW ports via PCMCIA and plug both into laptop ?
>> I have Googled and found reports of problems with connecting via
>> 4pin-6pin cables one reported the FW had been damaged on his Camcorder
>> is that likely ?
>> If this is viable what about Ext. DVD writer as well ?
>> Any thoughts or experiences ?
>> --
>> Neil Swann
>
>Vaio 40GB (under W2k) thru firewire: daisy chained 80GG HDD + 160 GB HDD +
>Sony DVD 500 burner and then a Panasonic camcorder with a 6 to 4 pins cable:
>No problems either with capturing and/or exporting/burning to external HDDs
>or Sony burner burner. No need of FW PCMCIA card.
Thanks for the positive response I'll give it a try.
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Neil Swann