Will this let a FW800 HD work under Windows 7 / BootCamp on a MBP Retina?

Has anyone tried to connect one (or more) external hard-drives with FW800 ports through this adapter to a MacBook Pro (Retina) running Windows 7 under BootCamp?

I have quite a load of specific Windows software that does not exist under Mac OS X, and more than a wheelbarrow of files stored on LaCie 1 or 2 TB Quadra hard-drives with FW800 ports.

I'm considering to update my current MBP15 to a new MBP15(Retina) and I need to be sure that it does what I need before I order it: money-back-guarantee isn't an option as my employer sources most of our hardware through a lease contractor.

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  • I have plugged 7 firewire 800 external drives into one thunderbolt port into my retina MBP no problem.

    I am not sure how that relates to the Bootcamp. You want to read it on the windows machine? I haven't used bootcamp but the Parallel port lets you read external drives. Also you can drag and drop files from Mac to PC if you need to open it there.

    I am playing music, copying files and reading files at the same time from different drives so it can handle files without any problems.

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