thunderbolt cable connect to a macbook air to an external storage device through firewire port on device?
- Asked by Richard P from Bellingham
- Oct 27, 2011
Apple Thunderbolt Cable
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2 Answers from the Community
Thunderbolt cables are special cables to be used only between two Thunderbolt-capable devices. If your storage device has only FireWire ports, you need a Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor, but these are pretty expensive as are the Thunderbolt-native storage devices currently on the market. Sorry no simple, inexpensive solutions, at lease not yet
- Answered by Tom R from Cupertino
- Jan 3, 2012
The problem is you thunderbolt point would be as fast as your slowest point of connection. You would need to get a hard drive to do the conversion with both connection if its out yet.
- Answered by Ian M from London
- Nov 18, 2011