• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with a couple of caveats

    • Written by from Manningtree

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine For Me

    • Written by from Burton Upon Trent

    This does exactly what it should. Powers my Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 ok. Perhaps the cable is a little short but it is really well made

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    • Written by from London

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work well

    • Written by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    in response to the person saying it doesn't work with his motu 8pre..
    In case people are put off using this with audio interfaces, i have my retina MacBook Pro set up with this right now, using the adapter, with a firewire 800 to 400 cable going into the motu 8pre and it is all working perfectly using Logic Pro on Mountain Lion.

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