Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

$29.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 115 reviews

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Product Information

  • Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

  • What's in the Box?

    • Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable
  • System Requirements

    • OS X v10.7.4 or later
    • Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Having problems with bus powered drives

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am a video editor. I own many FW800 drives. None of my drives that I use in the field work unless I'm connected to power. This I am a video editor. I own many FW800 drives. None of my drives that I use in the field work unless I'm connected to power. This is a major problem for me. When I'm in the field capturing footage and need to offload data to a drive, I have to use my old laptop.

    • Written by from Lyndhurst

    696 of 805 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Having problems with bus powered drives
  • Works fine for data, is dicier for bus-powered devices

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter seems to work fine for devices that have their own power supply but i have had mixed results on bus powered interfaces The adapter seems to work fine for devices that have their own power supply but i have had mixed results on bus powered interfaces / drives. I've tested the MOTU Ultralite Hybrid mk3 and Iomega eGo. They don't work via bus power. An old FireLite drive works fine via bus power. If you have devices that demand more, you may be SOL. It is a decent solution but isn't a true FireWire gateway.

    • Written by from Chicago

    507 of 552 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works fine for data, is dicier for bus-powered devices
  • Finally!!!!!!!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    After buying the 15inch MBP and not being able to hook up my hard drives via firewire I was desperate for this...

    Better lat After buying the 15inch MBP and not being able to hook up my hard drives via firewire I was desperate for this...

    Better late than never. Thanks Apple

    • Written by from el cajon

    331 of 434 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Finally!!!!!!!
  • Works as intended

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, even when daisy-chaining two drives. I don't know the exact reason why it works for me and not others, but it may be a Works fine, even when daisy-chaining two drives. I don't know the exact reason why it works for me and not others, but it may be a mix of updated software and not particularly power hungry My Passport drives.

    • Written by from Westford
    Was this useful? Works as intended
  • Works great and supplied buss power

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plugged it in and it connected to two different drives without any problems, also supplied buss power to both drives. A LaCie and Plugged it in and it connected to two different drives without any problems, also supplied buss power to both drives. A LaCie and G Drive, both were mobile drives.

    • Written by from New York
    Was this useful? Works great and supplied buss power
  • Buy if you need Firewire connection BUT...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy if you need Firewire connection but be aware in MacBook pro with thunderbolt ports you won't get the power needed for your dev Buy if you need Firewire connection but be aware in MacBook pro with thunderbolt ports you won't get the power needed for your device so forget about mobility. You'll be forced to use power supply for your device since your brand new computer can't provide yet with the power needed via thunderbolt.
    Doesn't work as expected so a big (7W) disclaimer in the packaging would be appreciated.

    • Written by from Madrid

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Buy if you need Firewire connection BUT...

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