I have two external devices - a 7200 rpm hard drive and a 16X DVD burner. I will be using both at the same time. Since only firewire is giving me the transfer rates I need, I am thinking about the following options:
Buy a PCMCIA firewire card with two ports. My external hard drive will be connected to one port and external CD burner will be connected to the second.
Daisy chain the two devices to one firewire (onboard) port.
Any suggestions on which approach is better? Will the bus be ‘shared’ like in USB 2.0 in either cases?