Search Advanced Search
General Questions (55)
Studio Series (23)
Evolution Series (40)
G-DRIVE Family (42)
G-RAID Family (52)
G-SPEED/G-SAFE Family (53)
G-MINI (16)
G-SATA (14)
Advanced Search
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
How many drives can I chain together using FW800?

For best performance we recommend a chain of no longer than 5 drives. Beyond that there can be connection and speed issues. While FireWire can technically support more devices there can be issues tied to cable lengths as well as total units. Also, many devices, such as camcorders, do not work well when chained with other FireWire devices. 


Print  Email  Save  Notify Me  Delete from Favorites 
Article ID: 63 Article Created: 05-11-2011 09:25 AMLast Modified: 05-11-2011 09:25 AM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
Rebuilding your RAID for G-SPEED
This article contains information on how to rebuild your RAID for your G-SPEED....
My G-RAID did not ship with a Thunderbolt cable, where do I purchase one?
My G-RAID did not ship with a Thunderbolt cable, where do I purchase one? G-Technology recommends you purchase a Thunderbolt cable through the Apple Store....
Using RAID Modes
This article contains instructions on how to use G-Technology RAID Configuration Utility....
What is the proper way to disconnect/unmount my G-Technology drive from my computer?
UNMOUNTING/DISCONNECTING G-Technology drives  A nice feature of many G-Technology drives is the ability to be connected and disconnected while your computer is running. ...
How do I setup my G-Technology drive for use with Time Machine?
G-Technology drives are designed to be compatible with the Apple Time Machine software....
My G-RAID (Legacy) randomly un-mounts from my system
  MAC OS X Symptoms You may get the error “Device Removal – The device you removed was not properly put away...” or the “Spinning Beach Ball.” Windows XP Symptoms The drive is no longer visible in Explorer or you may get the “Spinning Hour Glass” when accessing the drive. This condition affected some G-RAID units manufactured around Aug 2006.  ...
How to find the g-technology drive on your computer
How to find the g-technology drive on Windows and Mac computers. ...
I want to use my G-Technology drive on BOTH Mac and Windows
All G-Technology drives are formatted for Mac Operating System. To use these drives on both Windows and Mac platforms, you have two options....
Windows Thunderbolt Driver Installation (ASMedia)
How to install Thunderbolt Driver for Windows (ASMedia Driver)...
Quick Setup for G-Technology Products