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Migration Assistant fails on FireWire Mavericks-to-Mavericks migration

I have the following setup and am attempting the use Migration Assistant over FireWire: Source machine: Early 2009 24-inch iMac running OS X 10.9 Destination machine: Latest MacBook Pro Retina ...
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Dual FireWire External HDD and second port performance

Backstory: There is a drive that comes to mind out there that has two FireWire 800 ports. My question is related to performance of the second port. In my case, I would like to hook up an external ...
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How does FireWire daisy chaining work between two Macs?

After taking a look at this question Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire? I was wondering how FireWire works when it's daisy-chained with multiple devices between a Mac on each end ...
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Does daisy chaining FireWire 800 and 400 cause all devices to use 400 speeds?

I recently purchased a Drobo, and in looking over some online documentation, I encountered this support article which states: If a FireWire 400 device is also connected, it will pull down the ...
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Unusual firewire 800 port

I have a new Macbook Pro 13 (I think its the 2011 issue) which has a firewire 800 port with an unusual form factor. It's different to the FW800 port on my older macbook pro 17. Can anyone tell me ...
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How do I secure the Firewire cable on my MacBook Pro?

Firewire connections can be a little touchy. Since I use my MacBook to record audio - sometimes on location, hooked into an interface or Firewire mixing board - I'm often concerned that the cable will ...
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How do I resolve FW800 daisychaining issues?

I use a MyBook 1Tb FW800 drive from Western Digital as my Time Machine backup, and I also have a FW800 Lexar CompactFlash card reader. My 2011 MacBook Pro only has one FW800 port so I have to ...
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VMWare Fusion on Main drive or Firewire 800 drive?

I have been running VMWare Fusion (4.0 now) for a long time, but off the main MacBook Pro hard drive. Will I get faster overall performance of the VM/Mac if I put the VM on an external Firewire 800 ...
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LaCie Rugged Safe Firewire Write Speed / Faster from a windows virtual machine?

I just bought a LaCie Rugged Safe Hard drive, and I am a bit disappointed by the sustained write speed that I measured. Here is what I see : sustained read speed : about 55MB/s sustained write ...
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Can 2010 MacBook Pro power 2 daisy chained FW800 external HDs?

I have a 15 inch MacBook Pro (model MacBookPro6,2) with 2.66 gHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB RAM from mid 2010. Right now, I use a LaCie Firewire 800 bus powered Little Big Disk Quadra which works well. ...