Middlebury

Using Cameras and Firewire Drives

The libraries current camera and Firewire hard drives both connect to our Macs with a Firewire cable.  Firewire cable can fry Firewire ports when hot-plugged (ie. plugging the cable in while the power is on.)  In order to protect both the computer ports, the cables, and the devices, Firewires should be plugged in using the following methodology.