280 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 11:37 AM by Linda Cameron
I just got a new LaCie external 3TB hard drive connected to my Mac Pro via FireWire 800. I started using it as a secondary Time Machine backup drive, but when Time Machine is backing up to it, I cannot use my iSight camera with Messages. I am still using an external iSight camera which is plugged into an adapter for FireWire 400 to 800. I also have a WD external hard drive using FireWire 800 as my first Time Machine backup drive and have not had any problems with my iSight camera while using that. If I stop my Time Machine backup, I can use my iSight camera for a videochat, but I wonder if there is any fix for this problem. Or do I have to always do a workaround?
I don't think this should matter but the WD FW drive is plugged into the back of my MacPro and the LaCie is plugged into one of the front FW ports.