How to expand the FireWire bandwidth in order to connect more devices

Question

How can I expand my FireWire bandwidth so I can connect more FireWire devices?

Answer

You may need to consider adding another FireWire bus to your system. There are several affordable PCMCIA / PCI / PCI Expresss FireWire adapter cards that will do this, and allow you to use multiple bandwidth intensive FireWire devices simultaneously. 

But please note: a port is not the same thing as a bus. Many computers / FireWire adapter cards have multiple FireWire ports which are SHARING the same single FireWire bus. Please check with the manufacturer to see if this is the case.


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