Can I connect an iMac with FireWire to a LacCie thunderbolt drive.
I have a 2010 27" iMac with FireWire ports and no thunderbolt ports, no doubt in the future I will upgrade to a new iMac, but for now need more storage, would like to buy a large Raid product to store my growing movie collection with a mirror backup.
- Asked by Derek R from Burbank
LaCie 2big Thunderbolt Series RAID Hard Drive with Thunderbolt Cable
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1 Answer from the Community
No. You cannot convert your FireWire port to a Thunderbolt port.
You are limited to a different drive that has FireWire.
While Apple has a dongle that will convert a Thunderbolt port to FireWire on computers that have that Thunderbolt built in, the dongle does not work in reverse. The dongle is to connect a FireWire drive to a Thunderbolt equipped computer that does not have a FireWire port.
- Answered by Mike M from Beaverton