Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

£25.00

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 27 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

    232 of 250 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

    194 of 221 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

    195 of 234 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Awful
  • 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
    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

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work with PreSonus Firebox soundcard
  • Works well with a couple of caveats

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this to connect my Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2 desk to my new 15" Macbook Pro. The Presonus only has firewire 400 ports, I bought this to connect my Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2 desk to my new 15" Macbook Pro. The Presonus only has firewire 400 ports, and as you all know, the MBP doesn't have firewire at all. I had previously used a firewire 400 to 800 converter cable with my old 2011 MBP, and I am still using that to connect to this adapter.

    Initially, I was very disappointed, as I couldn't get my MBP to see the Presonus. However, I tried connecting to an old FW400 external hard disk, and that mounted up without any problems. After a bit of experimentation, I discovered that the order in which my equipment was switched on was critical - contrary to instructions on the Presonus website, I had to switch the Mac on first, followed by the Presonus. Once I'd worked that out, everything started working just fine.

    I contacted the Apple and Presonus help desks about this issue, and neither could understand why it should occur.

    So, in summary - now working well, although I must mention that I don't bus-power any of my equipment, but use external power supplies.

    • Written by from Manningtree

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works well with a couple of caveats

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