Questions & Answers for Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
70 Questions from the Community
Can I go from a firewire port to a thunderbolt device using this product?
- Asked by Michael M from Arcadia
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Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?
Is there a limit to how many Firewire drives I can daisy chain off one Thunderbolt port? I have about 7 units
- Asked by Calvin H from Glendale
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Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. If your talking to the Firewire adapter, the computer should see only one thunderbolt device and allow you the full 63 daisy-chained devices of the FireWire protocol...
Try it and tell us about it!
- Answered by Felix A from Montreal
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No, this connects a FW800 device, not a FW400. I'm having the same problem. I purchased this adaptor and then a FW800 to FW400 cable (4 pin) to enable me to connect my older camera. I'm not sure is this is the culprit, but when I import now, my video and audio are out of sync. I'm still working on a solution and will share it with you if I have any success.
- Answered by Jack S from Huntington
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I have 7 currently. The max is 63.
- Answered by Calvin H
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"firewire to thunderbolt" adapter?
So how do I connect a Thunderbolt drive to a Firewire port?
- Asked by Edmund B F from Houston
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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
Two screens on macbookair using mavericks
Can Mavericks support two external monitors on macbook air?
Is there a thunderbolt splitter that I can use to connect two external monitors to macbook air?
I know I can use Apple TV but not looking for that solution
- Asked by Yitzhak K from Santa Clara
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Enough to Power my Audio sound card?
I am so excited with this release and I am not at home to check the power consumption of my sound card!
Would it be able to power my:
M-Audio 1814 FireWire sound card???
- Asked by John M
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Like the other anwser said: the adapter can provide 7W of power. The Fire standard (IEEE 1394) says that the max output is 30 V @ 1.5 amps so 45W. Seeing the size of your device and its complexity, there is a good chance it will require more than 7W of power and the provided adapter is 12V @ 1 amp so 12W (although an adapter is rarely used at full capacity). Unless they completely oversized their power adapter, you may need to plug it in.
This adapter looks much more built to access FireWire external harddrives that are either self powered of portable and thus less power hungry.
Let us know the results when you can!
- Answered by Felix A from Montreal
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- Answered by David H from Portland
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Can i use this cable with migration assistant?
- Asked by Jonathan C from Mount Pleasant
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Expected max speed = FireWire 800
(this adapter adds FireWire to thunderbolt computers that don't have it: Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air '11 & '12)
No change in your current FireWire drives' data xfer speed.
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What transfer speeds would I expect using this adapter? Will this convert my firewire drives to thunderbolt speeds?)
No, the adapter works the other way around. It's to connect a Mac with a thunderbolt port to a device that has a Firewire800 port.
- Answered by Graham D
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Can I successfully hook up a Canopus ADVC110 firewire out to Thunderbolt port on new iMac with this cable?
I am attempting to transfer data from a VCR to iMovie on my mac.
- Asked by Robert R from Redington Shores
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is there a apple thunderbolt cable adapter to a usb3 external hd ?
- Asked by Len Y from Chilliwack
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Can I use the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter to daisy chain a FW 800 External HD to a Thunderbolt External HD?
I have a G-Tech Thunderbolt External HD which is connected via Thunderbolt to my iMac. Can I use an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter to daisy chain from my G-Tech to a WD external FW 800 HD?
- Asked by Robert P from San Anselmo
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I just tried with my Mamiya dm22. You can only read what is on the card. no dithering . I am going to have to return both the Mac Air and the adapter, That was the only reason I bought it. I would have avoided wasting my time if anyone at Apple would have been clearer on the limit of the adapter.
- Answered by Walter T from Las Vegas
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