Firewire



Carl G
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Hi yall
Got a question for some knoledgeable person.
Can you hot plug firewire cables like usb?
Or is that a no no?
I have a external hard drive encloser with eide hard drive.
I can connect it USB or Firewire. Also use firewire for DV camera.
Thanks all

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Carl G

Rick
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
I have plugged in a fire wire cable to a camera and un plugged it with
the system running. I have not seen any problems on my system.

Rick

Carl G wrote:
> Hi yall
> Got a question for some knoledgeable person.
> Can you hot plug firewire cables like usb?
> Or is that a no no?
> I have a external hard drive encloser with eide hard drive.
> I can connect it USB or Firewire. Also use firewire for DV camera.
> Thanks all
>

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Both USB and Firewire are hot plug, but some devices might
recommend some procedure, such as the "safely remove
hardware" that XP provides.


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"Carl G" <cgerving@ecenetDOTcom> wrote in message
news:%23NWeo4cgFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Hi yall
| Got a question for some knoledgeable person.
| Can you hot plug firewire cables like usb?
| Or is that a no no?
| I have a external hard drive encloser with eide hard
drive.
| I can connect it USB or Firewire. Also use firewire for
DV camera.
| Thanks all
|
| --
| Carl G
|
|

Carl G
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Hi Guys
Thanks a lot for the info,that is what i thought. I had just built a new PC
from scratch, Asus motherboard.
Everything worked great till i pluged in my external hard drive to
firewire.It just shut the PC right down, and no more firewire after that.
I called Asus and the said must have been a bad board,got a case# and got
exchange from retailer.
I was a little afraid to try it again till i talked to you guys, but i
worked up the courage and hot pluged it and no problem.
Thanks again.

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Carl G
"Carl G" <cgerving@ecenetDOTcom> wrote in message
news:%23NWeo4cgFHA.1048@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Hi yall
> Got a question for some knoledgeable person.
> Can you hot plug firewire cables like usb?
> Or is that a no no?
> I have a external hard drive encloser with eide hard drive.
> I can connect it USB or Firewire. Also use firewire for DV camera.
> Thanks all
>
> --
> Carl G
>

Triffid
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
Carl G wrote:

> Hi Guys
> Thanks a lot for the info,that is what i thought. I had just built a new PC
> from scratch, Asus motherboard.
> Everything worked great till i pluged in my external hard drive to
> firewire.It just shut the PC right down, and no more firewire after that.
> I called Asus and the said must have been a bad board,got a case# and got
> exchange from retailer.
> I was a little afraid to try it again till i talked to you guys, but i
> worked up the courage and hot pluged it and no problem.
> Thanks again.
>

Don't be surprised if you blow another motherboard when you hot plug
your firewire drive next week or next month.

The problem is that many motherboards have inadequate ESD protection for
their USB and Firewire ports. I recommend ensuring the device and PC are
at the same electrical potential before hot plugging. This can be
achieved by touching the exposed metal part of the USB or Firewire
connector to a screw on the PC case immediately before inserting the
connector into the port on the PC.

Triffid

John R Weiss
07-10-2005, 01:00 AM
"Carl G" <cgerving@ecenetDOTcom> wrote...
>
> Can you hot plug firewire cables like usb?
> Or is that a no no?
> I have a external hard drive encloser with eide hard drive.
> I can connect it USB or Firewire. Also use firewire for DV camera.

Yes, you can hot-plug, but make sure you use the "Safely remove Hardware" icon
to ensure the cache is flushed before you disconnect a HD.


Firewire