Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?

Is there a limit to how many Firewire drives I can daisy chain off one Thunderbolt port? I have about 7 units

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  • Logical connections won't be a problem (firewire supports up to 63 devices in tree or daisy chain topology)

    Power could be a problem if all your firewire drives are powered via the firewire port (not plugged into AC).

    You could connect an AC powered drive to the Adapter and daisy chain off that.

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  • Best Answer:

    Good question.

    Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. If your talking to the Firewire adapter, the computer should see only one thunderbolt device and allow you the full 63 daisy-chained devices of the FireWire protocol...

    Try it and tell us about it!

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