Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.
What's in the Box?
- Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable
- OS X v10.7.4 or later
- Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
Ratings & Reviews
not enough power
It does adapt the thunderbolt port to make it a firewire port, but it's not as good a Firewire port as you can find on any cheap o It does adapt the thunderbolt port to make it a firewire port, but it's not as good a Firewire port as you can find on any cheap old MBP from years ago. It lacks power, which means that some external drives and devices won't work and there is a limit to how many devices you can daisy chain.
So we need an adaptor and this is the only one, but it's not Apple's finest hour.. …
- Written by Fergus M from Kirkcaldy
150 of 162 people found this useful
1 step forward, 2 steps back!!!!
WARNING! Does not produce enough power to run high capacity mobile drives i.e. the G-Tech G-RAID Mini...
Luckily I tested it i WARNING! Does not produce enough power to run high capacity mobile drives i.e. the G-Tech G-RAID Mini...
Luckily I tested it is advance of playing a gig at the weekend using Serato.
I can't believe that Apple hasn't considered the fact that the majority of creative professionals need high capacity fast mobile storage.
I suppose we now need to wait for 2Tb Thunderbolt enabled SSD drives which by my reckoning will cost more than the MacBook Pro!!!! …
- Written by Chris B from LONDON
124 of 143 people found this useful
Doesn't work with my Motu 8pre the sole reason for purchase. Rubbish
- Written by Gregg B from Hornsey
137 of 169 people found this useful
Works but VERY sensitive to movement
I use this with my Apogee Duet and it works okay incl. powering the unit. However, it is so sensitive to any movement of the Macbo I use this with my Apogee Duet and it works okay incl. powering the unit. However, it is so sensitive to any movement of the Macbook Pro Retina that it will drop the connection in an instant. Then have to unplug - replug, wait for it to connect again. Apple should recheck the fit if this and adjust the manufacturing design by a fraction to make it sit more snugly. Wish I didn't have to use it... …
- Written by Mike C from Wrexham
Whilst some of what the least positive reviews say may be true it is working perfectly for me in the following scenario:
TB/FW Whilst some of what the least positive reviews say may be true it is working perfectly for me in the following scenario:
TB/FW adapter -> Firewire 800 hard drive (bus powered) -> MOTU 828MkII audio interface (self powered).
No issues with the above. No glitches on either end; I'm pleased. …
- Written by Mario R from London
Dreadful connection. keeps slipping out! Terrible design without thorough quality testing. Rubbish speed
- Written by Ravi D from Birmingham
3 of 4 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
trying to transfer from a 2009 iMac to a 2013 iMac with thunderbolt adaptor and firewire but it's not giving me that option, only ethernet or wifi...h
- Asked by Anouk B from Toronto
Am I correct in assuming the speed of data transfer will be no better than the normal FireWire speed?
- Asked by Tom K from Kirkwood
- Answered by David H from Portland
can I use 2008 iMac with firewire as display for macbook pro with thunderbolt
- Asked by Mike B from Milpitas
No answers yet
Is there a Thunderbolt splitter? How can I connect an external monitor and use the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter with only one port on MBA?
- Asked by David M from Raleigh
A few of the 3rd party vendors have announced Thunderbolt breakout boxes:
-two Thunderbolt ports
- A few of the 3rd party vendors have announced Thunderbolt breakout boxes:
-two Thunderbolt ports
-stereo sound output
That's one of configs from Belkin which is supposed to ship in September 2012. …
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
Can I successfully hook up a Canopus ADVC110 firewire out to Thunderbolt port on new iMac with this cable?
- Asked by Robert R from Redington Shores
External Thunderbolt drive to older Firewire Mac adaptor???
- Asked by Tom W from Salt Lake City
You can use this adapter since it's FireWire 800
You could then buy a standard FireWire 800 to 400 You can use this adapter since it's FireWire 800
You could then buy a standard FireWire 800 to 400 cable and have it work for older FireWire devices
What you use as an example (external thunderbolt drive) WILLNOT work.
This adapter converts a thunderbolt port to FireWire, so you can attach older FireWire devices to the newer thunderbolt port.
This will not allow older macs with a FireWire port to suddenly get thunderbolt capabilities. …
- Answered by Ryan C from Bowmanville