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
- OS X v10.7.4 or later
- Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
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Thunderbolt adapter to 800 firewire which has a 400 firewire adapter attached to 400 firewire external drive. Can I mount the 400 fw external drive?
- Asked by Jan N from Churchville
If you use firewire 400 to 800, and then 800 to thunderbolt, what do you do with the power cord that comes out of the back of the Cinema Display?
- Asked by Denise D from Tuckerton
how do i connect macbook to thunderbolt lacie external drive
- Asked by Simon B
Is Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter compatible with Windows 7 professional ?
- Asked by Marco G from Lecco
Speed difference between FireWire 800 converted to thunderbolt and USB2
- Asked by John D from Novato
FireWire will definitely outperform a USB 2.0 connection. USB 2.0 had serious bottlenecking issues t FireWire will definitely outperform a USB 2.0 connection. USB 2.0 had serious bottlenecking issues that made it terrible for large file transfers. Even with the conversion from Thunderbolt to FireWire, Thunderbolt enough speed to provide full FireWire 800 speeds to the port. USB 2.0 had a max speed of 480Mbps (Megabits, meaning real world 60 Megabytes per second), where as early version of FireWire 800 provided 786Mbps (98MBps). Overall you should get better performance through FireWire to transfer large amounts of data. USB 2.0 rarely ever reached it's full output due to cheap parts being used in hard drives and flash drives that maxed out and underperformed. …
- Answered by Edward V from Brampton