Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 117 reviews

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  • 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)
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  • 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

    717 of 829 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

    512 of 557 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

    340 of 445 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Finally!!!!!!!
  • No Target Disk Mode, High Voltage Warning

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Working:
    + iPod 4th generation (with PocketDock)
    + iPod 1st generation (FireWire only)
    + DIY FireWire to car charger to USB por Working:
    + iPod 4th generation (with PocketDock)
    + iPod 1st generation (FireWire only)
    + DIY FireWire to car charger to USB ports.

    Not working:
    - Target Disk Mode between a Non-Retina 13" MacBook Pro and my Retina 15" MacBook Pro, using the same wire as the iPods but with a 6 pin female to 9 pin male adaptor.
    - Adaptor provides 15V, not 12V power.

    I used the same Belkin FireWire 9 pin to 6 pin wire for Target Disk Mode, but with a 6 pin to 9 pin adaptor to plug into the Non-Retina MacBook Pro. I tried two of those adaptors, but neither of them work on this setup. They both worked before on my Non-Retina 15".

    My Retina MacBook Pro 15" doesn't have enough USB ports, so I use a DIY adaptor to plug in a car charger to my FireWire port, and get a power-only USB port. That works.

    WARNING: The Thunderbolt-FireWire adaptor gives 15V, not 12V. Make sure that your devices are tolerant of higher voltages, or you risk damaging them! This is a serious worry for me. Apple should step down the voltage to 12V, that's the FireWire standard!

    • Written by from 高雄市
    Was this useful? No Target Disk Mode, High Voltage Warning
  • Required for syncing and charging 1st version iPods

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why you ask? Some of us still have working (and hold dear) original Firewire iPods (vs. 1) either for use or part of ones collecti Why you ask? Some of us still have working (and hold dear) original Firewire iPods (vs. 1) either for use or part of ones collection. This is the cable adapter you need to keep your old MP3 player in use if you own a Thunderbolt Mac. You'll also need the FW-FW cable that came with your iPod 1. Just know not all the MP3s you have in your current iTunes will transfer over. Stand back and let your friends exclaim, "You're still using that?" Hey, it's a classic and it still works. Envy has no par when it comes to the original that started a revolution. Thank you Steve Jobs.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Required for syncing and charging 1st version iPods
  • Works as intended

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, even when daisy-chaining two drives. I don't know the exact reason why it works for me and not others, but it may be a Works fine, even when daisy-chaining two drives. I don't know the exact reason why it works for me and not others, but it may be a mix of updated software and not particularly power hungry My Passport drives.

    • Written by from Westford

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works as intended

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