I have an older iMac (Firewire 800 and 400) if I got a thunderbolt adapter would I run into any issues with this device?

  • Asked by Michael B from Cary
  • Mar 19, 2014
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    The adapter is not going to help you. The adapter converts a Thunderbolt to FireWire but you must first have a Mac that has a Thunderbolt port.

    The adapter will not create a Thunderbolt port on an older Mac with FireWire.

    You will need to either purchase a new Mac with Thunderbolt, or consider a different product that has a FireWire port to be compatible with your current Mac.

    • Answered by Mike M from Beaverton
    • Mar 20, 2014