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Old 06-14-2002, 11:36 AM
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Default Connect two macs via Firewire?

This is off topic...but it kind of involves protools. I have a really large audio file (900Mb) that I want to transfer from my G4 PowerMac.to my iBook. Can I simply connect the iBook to the PowerMac with a firewire cable and transfer the file? A friend showed me this with a scsi connection a few years back but I forgot how you get the one internal drive(on the iBook) to mount on the host computer's (G4 PowerMac) desktop.

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Old 06-14-2002, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: Connect two macs via Firewire?

You bet.
Should work smoothly. A great feature of firewire (and not talked about much)

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Old 06-15-2002, 12:02 AM
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Macintosh: How to Use FireWire Target Disk Mode
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This article explains what FireWire target disk mode (TDM) is and how to use it.
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Description and requirements

FireWire target disk mode allows a Macintosh computer with a FireWire port (the target computer) to be used as an external hard disk connected to another computer (the host). Once a target computer is started up as a FireWire hard disk and is available to the host computer, you can copy files to or from that volume.

Host computer requirements

Host computers must meet the following requirements:

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Built-in FireWire port, or a FireWire port on a PC card
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FireWire 2.3.3 or later
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Mac OS 8.6 or later

Target computers

The following models can be used as target computers:

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PowerBook (FireWire)
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PowerBook G4
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PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
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PowerBook G4 (DVI)
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iBook (FireWire)
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iBook SE (FireWire)
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iBook (Dual USB)
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iBook (Late 2001)
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iBook (14.1 LCD)
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iBook (16 VRAM)
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iBook (14.1 LCD 16 VRAM)
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Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) with ATA drive
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Power Mac G4 Cube
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Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
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Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
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Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver)
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Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002)
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iMac (Slot Loading) with Firmware version 2.4 or later
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iMac (Summer 2000)
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iMac (Early 2001)
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iMac (Summer 2001)
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iMac (Flat Panel)
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FireWire software

You can download the latest Firmware and FireWire software from the Apple Software Updates Web site (http://www.apple.com/swupdates/).

How to use FireWire target disk mode

Important: Unplug all other FireWire devices from both computers prior to using FireWire target disk mode. Do not plug in any FireWire devices until after you have disconnected the two computers from each other, or have stopped using target disk mode.

To use FireWire target disk mode

1. Make sure that the target computer is turned off. If you are using a PowerBook computer or iBook computer as the target computer, you should also plug in its AC power adapter.

2. Use a FireWire cable (6-pin to 6-pin) to connect the target computer to a host computer. The host computer does not need to be turned off.

3. Start up the target computer and immediately press and hold down the T key until the FireWire icon appears. The hard disk of the target computer should become available to the host computer and will likely appear on desktop.

4. When you are finished copying files, drag the target computer's hard disk icon to the Trash or select Put Away from the File menu (Mac OS 9) or Eject from the File menu (Mac OS X).

5. Press the target computer's power button to turn it off.

6. Unplug the FireWire cable.
If the target computer's hard disk does not become available to the host computer, check the cable connections and restart the host computer.
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Old 06-15-2002, 12:10 AM
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All set ...thanks a ton.

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