I’ve got a question from a friend that’s really stumping me. She’s got a firewire hard drive with two ports, and wants to know if she can plug it into two computers - one connection from each port, instead of just using one port to plug it into one computer, and the other for daisy-chaining more peripherals. She wants to be able to play her music from the harddrive on both machines at the same time.
I know that an OS can mediate simultaneous access to one hard drive by many users, but I’m not sure what would happen if you physically connected one hard drive to two separate computers. My best guess is that only the first one you plugged it into would recognize it, but I wanted to see if someone had a more definitive answer.