Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

NZ$45.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 147 reviews

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Product Information

  • 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
  • System Requirements

    • OS X v10.7.4 or later
    • Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Having problems with bus powered drives

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a video editor. I own many FW800 drives. None of my drives that I use in the field work unless I'm connected to power. This I am a video editor. I own many FW800 drives. None of my drives that I use in the field work unless I'm connected to power. This is a major problem for me. When I'm in the field capturing footage and need to offload data to a drive, I have to use my old laptop.

    • Written by from Lyndhurst

    642 of 736 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Having problems with bus powered drives
  • Works fine for data, is dicier for bus-powered devices

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter seems to work fine for devices that have their own power supply but i have had mixed results on bus powered interfaces The adapter seems to work fine for devices that have their own power supply but i have had mixed results on bus powered interfaces / drives. I've tested the MOTU Ultralite Hybrid mk3 and Iomega eGo. They don't work via bus power. An old FireLite drive works fine via bus power. If you have devices that demand more, you may be SOL. It is a decent solution but isn't a true FireWire gateway.

    • Written by from Chicago

    472 of 515 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works fine for data, is dicier for bus-powered devices
  • not enough power

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Kirkcaldy

    238 of 257 people found this useful

    Was this useful? not enough power
  • Garbage

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned Obsolescence! THERE IS NO BUS POWER. Why would one develop a device that does half the job? Deadly for pro photographers w Planned Obsolescence! THERE IS NO BUS POWER. Why would one develop a device that does half the job? Deadly for pro photographers with firewire gear. Apple (normally makes a good product) has dropped the ball this time and left many with lots of wasted time. No solution with firewire and new Mac computers.

    • Written by from Santa Monica
    Was this useful? Garbage
  • Works as advertised!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This was the solution I needed to get iMovie to recognize my Canon GL2 mini DV camera. iMovie controls work. All is well.

    • Written by from Reno
    Was this useful? Works as advertised!
  • Works with Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder which uses a 4 pin FireWire (400) port to transfer to a computer. I successfully used the A I have a Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder which uses a 4 pin FireWire (400) port to transfer to a computer. I successfully used the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter to capture my video. I used a 4 pin to 9 pin FireWire cable from the camcorder to the adapter (9 pin is the 800 FireWire standard). When I plugged this setup into a new MacBook Pro (running Yosemite), I simply launched iMovie and pressed "Transfer" and it captured the mini DV video perfectly. As an aside, I first tried this out at my local Apple store Genius bar using their in-house adapter, which was really great. Kudos to Apple's Genius bar for allowing me to confirm if the adapter was going to work.

    • Written by from Bethany
    Was this useful? Works with Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder

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