Can I use both firewire ports (Thunderbolt Display AND Macbook Pro) concurrently?

I have a FW800 external hard drive, which I usually daisy chain through a FW400 audio interface (which brings the speed of both devices down to FW400).

Can I run the hard drive off the thunderbolt display at full (FW800) speed, while running the audio device at FW400 from the Macbook FW port?

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

Apple Thunderbolt Display (27" flat panel)

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes you can run the hard drive off the thunderbolt display at full (FW800) speed, while running the audio device at FW400 from the Macbook FireWire 400 port.