Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 97 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

    589 of 669 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

    439 of 475 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works fine for data, is dicier for bus-powered devices
  • Finally!!!!!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    After buying the 15inch MBP and not being able to hook up my hard drives via firewire I was desperate for this...

    Better lat After buying the 15inch MBP and not being able to hook up my hard drives via firewire I was desperate for this...

    Better late than never. Thanks Apple

    • Written by from el cajon

    287 of 378 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Finally!!!!!!!
  • horribly slow !!!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I connected this to my new Mac Pro to backup to a firewire disk drive. It was horribly slow (I mean backing up at kilobytes inste I connected this to my new Mac Pro to backup to a firewire disk drive. It was horribly slow (I mean backing up at kilobytes instead of Megabytes or even Gigabytes !) -- i.e.: 10 GB in 1 hour !

    After about 1 hour, I stopped the backup and hooked up a USB cable to the drive...it worked much faster. In about 5 minutes I had 10 GB again...

    • Written by from San Diego
    Was this useful? horribly slow !!!
  • Great adapter

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter worked very well. I just bought a new Mac Book Pro and wanted to port over from my four-year old model. I had an ex This adapter worked very well. I just bought a new Mac Book Pro and wanted to port over from my four-year old model. I had an external iomega FireWire hard drive. I backed up the old computer with Time Machine. Opened up the new computer plugged in the adapter with the hard drive attached and followed the instructions and in an hour and a half or so I had my new computer up and running. I would highly recommend this adapter. Works as advertised.

    • Written by from Watertown

    2 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great adapter
  • Unthinking Design by Apple?

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    As far as I can tell, Apple makes this adapter only in a thunderbolt/male to firewire/female version. So when you use this with y As far as I can tell, Apple makes this adapter only in a thunderbolt/male to firewire/female version. So when you use this with your shiny new thunderbolt-enabled device, such as a MacBook Pro, the rather unsightly dongle hangs off the side of the computer. Would be nice if they made an adapter with the opposite configuration that attached to the old firewire peripheral device you wanted to run. I understand that this way you don't have to buy the extra (somewhat costly) thunderbolt cable, but still it seems like an oversight from a company that is usually ultra-sensitive to design details.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    1 of 3 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Unthinking Design by Apple?

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