Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

£25.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 28 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 (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • 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

    245 of 265 people found this useful

    Was this useful? not enough power
  • 1 step forward, 2 steps back!!!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    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.

    Complete JOKE!

    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 from LONDON

    203 of 231 people found this useful

    Was this useful? 1 step forward, 2 steps back!!!!
  • Awful

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my Motu 8pre the sole reason for purchase. Rubbish

    • Written by from Hornsey

    207 of 249 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awful
  • Pulls out of iMac

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The other day, my work came to a halt while trying to transfer some video. I pulled out cables, changed monitors and even replace The other day, my work came to a halt while trying to transfer some video. I pulled out cables, changed monitors and even replaced the input source. Finally I turned the iMac around- to find that the problem was that the Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter had pulled out and way laying on the desk.

    Of course it is simple enough to insert this back into the computer, but unless you know this is a problem and go to the adapter first, you may have a long process of diagnosing why there is no signal coming into the computer.

    Apparently, even the slight weight of the hanging adapter on the short cord is enough to pull it out of the computer- especially if it is rotated to show something to a client or other worker. If the cord on the adapter were about 6-8 inches, it would permit the end to sit on the desk without any stress on the Thunderbolt plug. But it is not made that way. This has now happened to us about four times in the last six months- everyone using the machine has had this problem.

    My preferred fix would have been to get a 3 foot Thunderbolt male to female extension cable. This would permit the whole adapter to sit flat on the desk with no stress on it. So far I cannot find a Thunderbolt male to female cable. It is one of those, or I have to get out the duct tape and try to tape the adapter to the computer.

    Otherwise, the adapter works flawlessly.

    • Written by from BROOKLYN
    Was this useful? Pulls out of iMac
  • Works well

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought two of these apprehensively due to quite a few bad reviews. I use mine for a presonus firestudio project audio interface I bought two of these apprehensively due to quite a few bad reviews. I use mine for a presonus firestudio project audio interface and a 1TB firewire 800 G-Drive and they work perfectly.

    • Written by from NEWTOWN

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works well
  • Doesn't work with PreSonus Firebox soundcard

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really disappointed since I can't think out any way how to use the soundcard anymore, unless Usb to Firewire works? This adapter w Really disappointed since I can't think out any way how to use the soundcard anymore, unless Usb to Firewire works? This adapter will not be of any use.

    • Written by from Helsinki

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work with PreSonus Firebox soundcard

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