Connecting multiple devices, Lacie d2 quadra, User manual – LaCie FireWire 800 User Manual
LaCie d2 Quadra
FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces allow you to connect
another hard drive, a DVD±RW writer or a digital video cam-
era directly to the LaCie d2 Quadra (this connection is called
To daisy-chain devices, you must be using the same interface
(FireWire). Your computer will not recognize the daisy-chained
device if the interfaces are mixed, i.e. a FireWire device at-
tached to a drive that is connected to the computer via the
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface.
When you daisy-chain using a mix of
interfaces (FireWire 400 and FireWire 800) the resultant speed
will be limited to the lowest common denominator (FireWire
1. Connect your LaCie d2 Quadra’s power supply and host
computer interface by following the steps in sections
To attach a digital video camera*:
a. Using the iLink/DV cable (sold separately), connect the
4-pin end of the cable to the 4-pin port on your digital
b. Connect the 6-pin end of the iLink/DV cable to the 6-pin
FireWire port on the back of the LaCie Hard drive (C).
To attach a FireWire peripheral:
a. Connect the FireWire 400 or 800 cable into an available
FireWire 400 or 800 port on your FireWire peripheral.
b. Attach the other end of the FireWire 400 or 800 cable to
an available FireWire 400 or 800 port on the LaCie d2
3. The digital camera should now appear under My Computer
(Windows users) or on the desktop (Mac users).
*Some cameras do not support this configuration or may downgrade
your LaCie d2 Quadra’s performance.
2.6. Connecting Multiple Devices