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Share a FireWire drive via FireWire networking
Authored by: jasonh1234 on Jul 22, '08 08:24:44AM
I highly recommend the Newer Technology brand miniStack v3 Drive enclosures.
Two FireWire 800 ports, One FireWire 400, Four USB, One ESATA

link: http://www.newertech.com/products/ministackv3.php

I have 4 of them daisy chained together with FireWire 800 on my Mac mini which is hooked up to my TV and home stereo (Mind you they're connecting to the Mac Mini with FireWire 400)
4TB Media Center baby!
Everything in my network is Gigabit/Cat 6 and 802.11n in my network.
The mini is plugged in with Ethernet to my Airport Extreme with lets my MacBook Pro connect to the drives whether it's all plugged in on my desk or from anywhere in the house wireless.

As far as I know... although I could be wrong... The drives can be mounted on both computers simultaneously this way. Now I'm second guessing myself and unsure. (Not at home to test right now.) Pretty sure it works though.

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Share a FireWire drive via FireWire networking
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 24, '08 01:42:40PM
As far as I know... although I could be wrong... The drives can be mounted on both computers simultaneously this way. Now I'm second guessing myself and unsure. (Not at home to test right now.) Pretty sure it works though.
No it does not, and can not. A filesystem typically can only be mounted only once. There are some filesystems that handle this, but HFS+ is not one of them. It's all to do with caching.

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