The description claims firewire 800, usb 2.0, and thunderbolt connectivity, but the adapter seems to only have thunderbolt ports. Is desc. right?

I'm looking to use the adapter both at home, where I have thunderbolt, and at work, where I do not. Could I do that with this drive or would I need to purchase a separate adapter?

Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac Thunderbolt Hard Drive

Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac Thunderbolt Hard Drive

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    The previous answer was incorrect. I purchased this drive, and it only came with the Thunderbolt base. The drive does work fine when place on my previously owned USB 3.0 base, but there was definitely no way to connect it to anything except thunderbolt out of the box.

  • Can someone answer this definitively?
    Does this product work with both Firewire AND Thunderbolt ports?

    I have a 2009 MacBookPro with Firewire -
    and I have ordered a new retina display MBP with Thunderbolt.

    I want to work with both ports - with this drive... can I do this?

    What else is needed?

  • My apologies.

    The device that I bought came with the USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 base.

    I forgot that I had to purchase the Thunderbolt base separately - I bought them all at the same time.

    The product here is simply the drive with Thunderbolt base.

    You should be able to purchase just the USB2.0 + Firewire 800 base - this will enable you to use the hard drive in both of your locations.

    You can still get what you need, but you will need another purchase.