OT: conflict between M-Audio FireWire Audiophile and LaCie FireWire 800 drive
Sorry for this off-topic post, but since there are a lot of experts in here...
I have an M-Audio Firewire Audiophile, hooked to the Firewire 400 port
of my Powerbook (10.4.3). There's a brand new LaCie Big Disk (Firewire
800, 500GB RAID 0) on the FireWire 800 port. The previous hard drive
was a LaCie FireWire 400 drive, and it worked perfectly fine next to the
Audiophile. The newer one doesn't. The drive itself always works very
well, but when it works in 800 mode (with a 9 pins to 9 pins cable),
the Audiophile makes strange noises and goes silent and the leds start
flashing strangely. When it works in 400 mode (9 pins to 6 pin cable or
6 pins to 6 pins cable), all goes well. I believe both ports go through the same FireWire bus on the Powerbook, but I'm not sure. Maybe that's the problem, and the bus just can't handle it.
So the question is: how can I make my new drive work at FireWire 800 speed
together with my Audiophile?
I want the speed so I can stream samples without hickups...
Re: OT: conflict between M-Audio FireWire Audiophile and LaCie FireWire 800 drive
All kidding aside.. I'm not that familiar with Powerbooks but it sounds like you've already identified the problem if both of the firewire ports use the same bus. If the Powerbook has a PC Card slot then I'd look into getting a PC Card firewire 800 adapter so that the hard drive and Audiophile won't be sharing the same bus.