Questions & Answers for Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
69 Questions from the Community
No, this connects a FW800 device, not a FW400. I'm having the same problem. I purchased this adaptor and then a FW800 to FW400 cable (4 pin) to enable me to connect my older camera. I'm not sure is this is the culprit, but when I import now, my video and audio are out of sync. I'm still working on a solution and will share it with you if I have any success.
- Answered by Jack S from Huntington
- Jun 3, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this adapter allow me to connect my sony handy cam 4pin firewire cable to transfer video?)
Two screens on macbookair using mavericks
Can Mavericks support two external monitors on macbook air?
Is there a thunderbolt splitter that I can use to connect two external monitors to macbook air?
I know I can use Apple TV but not looking for that solution
- Asked by Yitzhak K from Santa Clara
- Oct 30, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Two screens on macbookair using mavericks)
mac book pro retina and sound cards
I bought the new macbook pro retina and I NEED to plug in my sound card which is the profire 2626 with a fire wire 400 output.
Can anybody help me to find the best solution?
- Asked by Simone H from Venezuela
- Nov 28, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (mac book pro retina and sound cards)
Yes, it should be able to boot.
- Answered by Vinay P from Beaverton
- Sep 9, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can a Mac (e.g. Macbook Pro Retina) boot from an external FW drive connected via Thunderbolt-FW adapter? Thanks :-))
Can I successfully hook up a Canopus ADVC110 firewire out to Thunderbolt port on new iMac with this cable?
I am attempting to transfer data from a VCR to iMovie on my mac.
- Asked by Robert R from Redington Shores
- Sep 20, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I successfully hook up a Canopus ADVC110 firewire out to Thunderbolt port on new iMac with this cable?)
is there a apple thunderbolt cable adapter to a usb3 external hd ?
- Asked by Len Y from Chilliwack
- Oct 17, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (is there a apple thunderbolt cable adapter to a usb3 external hd ?)
Can i use this cable with migration assistant?
- Asked by Jonathan C from Mount Pleasant
- Nov 6, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Can i use this cable with migration assistant?)
Expected max speed = FireWire 800
(this adapter adds FireWire to thunderbolt computers that don't have it: Retina MacBook Pro & MacBook Air '11 & '12)
No change in your current FireWire drives' data xfer speed.
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- Aug 3, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (What transfer speeds would I expect using this adapter? Will this convert my firewire drives to thunderbolt speeds?)
Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?
Is there a limit to how many Firewire drives I can daisy chain off one Thunderbolt port? I have about 7 units
- Asked by Calvin H from Glendale
- Aug 1, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?)
Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. If your talking to the Firewire adapter, the computer should see only one thunderbolt device and allow you the full 63 daisy-chained devices of the FireWire protocol...
Try it and tell us about it!
- Answered by Felix A from Montreal
- Aug 3, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?)
"firewire to thunderbolt" adapter?
So how do I connect a Thunderbolt drive to a Firewire port?
- Asked by Edmund B F from Houston
- Jan 13, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate ("firewire to thunderbolt" adapter?)
thunderbolt to firewire400 adapter?
Hi, I've got a TimeMachine with FW400 connection and want to buy a new MacBook Pro that only has Thunderbolt. I've searched for a Thunderbolt to FW400 adapter, but only find one that says it's for Thunderbolt to FW800. Is there an adapter for TB to FW400? Or am I going to have to daisy chain (FW400 to FW800, then FW800 to Thunderbolt)? Thanks!
- Asked by Stacey K from West Bloomfield
- Aug 3, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (thunderbolt to firewire400 adapter?)
There are also cables that have FW 400 on one end and FW 800 on the other. I find the cable solution a little more elegant and it's not another adapter to lose.
- Answered by Jef L from Chicago
- Aug 7, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (thunderbolt to firewire400 adapter?)
trying to transfer from a 2009 iMac to a 2013 iMac with thunderbolt adaptor and firewire but it's not giving me that option, only ethernet or wifi...h
I just tried with my Mamiya dm22. You can only read what is on the card. no dithering . I am going to have to return both the Mac Air and the adapter, That was the only reason I bought it. I would have avoided wasting my time if anyone at Apple would have been clearer on the limit of the adapter.
- Answered by Walter T from Las Vegas
- Nov 7, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Medium Format Camera?)
No, the adapter works the other way around. It's to connect a Mac with a thunderbolt port to a device that has a Firewire800 port.
- Answered by Graham D
- Aug 2, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is it possible to use this to connect an iMac with FireWire to a Thunderbolt external hard drive?)
Will this adapter work with a Sandisk Extreme FireWire reader (FW800) and my MBP retina?
- Asked by Michael S from West Hollywood
- Jun 4, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this adapter work with a Sandisk Extreme FireWire reader (FW800) and my MBP retina?)
Will this work with my (very old gen3) ipod?
I have had my ipod since 2003 and it has been working fine for me ever since. I understand that to transfer my songs from my ipod to a mac, I will need to download a specific type of software for that to work. I do not want to lose the music that is currently on there (approx. 3000), but do want to transfer to my new macbook pro. Will the Thunderbolt read my ipod?
- Asked by Tiepa T from Te Atatu Peninsula
- Sep 1, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (Will this work with my (very old gen3) ipod?)
The 3rd Generation iPod was the first model to feature a dock connector, and had the play/pause, menu, forward, and back buttons in a line above the touch wheel.
You can Identify your iPod Model at Apple Support KB article HT1353
If this is the case, any USB or Firewire 400 to Dock Connector cable should be OK to use, just use a USB one, and plug it directly into your MacBook.
If you have a first or 2nd generation iPod (With a physical wheel, or a touch wheel with buttons arranged around the wheel (but not on the wheel) and with a FireWire port on the top of the unit (no dock connector) you will additionally need a Firewire 400 to Firewire 800 cable. You can plug the FW400 end into the iPod, and the FireWire 800 end will fit into this accessory. You can then use a specialist piece of software to extract the music from your iPod.
- Answered by Silas P from Elwood
- Sep 11, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Will this work with my (very old gen3) ipod?)
Can I use the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter to daisy chain a FW 800 External HD to a Thunderbolt External HD?
I have a G-Tech Thunderbolt External HD which is connected via Thunderbolt to my iMac. Can I use an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter to daisy chain from my G-Tech to a WD external FW 800 HD?
- Asked by Robert P from San Anselmo
- Sep 9, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Can I use the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter to daisy chain a FW 800 External HD to a Thunderbolt External HD?)