• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great - Works for me...

    I bought this because I now have a new late 2015 27" iMac and needed a way of connecting a Focusrite Safire Pro 26. The Focurite website states that this adapter works fine and I just connected it up then and its working perfectly. Presently I've got it powering the Safire Pro 26 but will probably end up running the unit off it's AC adapter for things like phantom power. But This little adapter works perfectly.

    So a big thumbs up from me.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for me

    First off, I'd like to give a shout out to my old 2004 MacBook Pro - that thing survived a few nasty spills, two owners, and the only things I had to replace on it was the battery and one of the fans. In 2013 it finally gave up the ghost, and I wasn't too interested in repairing it right away since it was no longer possible to update its software (from Apple at least). I fired it up under "target disk mode", and used this adapter to transfer its HD contents between it and my (then) new 2013 MacBook Pro, and the process went smoothly. I can't speak for the other reviews, but for this application it worked well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WORKS GREAT!

    Does exactly what it's suppose to do! Allows me to access my older drives on the new Mac Pro through FireWire and it may just be me but I think my drives work faster with it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An excellent T-bolt > FireWire adaptor.

    I have this adaptor connected to a powered FW800 hub with 6 FW devices connected: two OWC Guardian Maximus RAID boxes, and four Mercury Elite Pros. It has been running fine for a few years now with no problems at all, doing heavy duty video and audio editing, iTunes storage, and TIme Machine backups.

    Looking at some of the one-star reviews, it is obvious that some consumers are not aware of the one-way nature of the device. It is meant to connect a Thunderbolt interface on a CPU to a FireWire-equipped external device, not the other way around.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    I bought this cable to connect 2014 iMac i7 running OS X 10.11 El Capitan (Thunderbolt) to OWC Mercury Elite AL-Pro HDD external backup drive via FW800. Dedicated Apple devices work well. No issues. I am very happy. zoz

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    On a new (mid 2015) MBP, I used this adapter to copy the contents of a 256GB FW HD to a 2TB USB HD--a copy which took 2 hours--and it performed flawlessly. So, maybe the adapter doesn't work with certain FW hardware, but it worked for me with this setup.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    Works perfectly and DOES power my PreSonus Firestudio Mobile. I would just like to see this as a cable instead of an adapter.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    I have several FW/USB 500MB backup drives using laptop HDs, Due to what I believe is a possible software change of unknown origin, the drives could be accessed from the desktop but were no longer bootable with USB. With a recent purchase of a 5K iMac, I also couldn't use FW. This adapter works perfectly with the drives, and allows them to boot. I don't believe I can identify them, per Apple rules. However, at least some bus-powered drives will work.

    In any event, this adapter is a 5-star winner for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Required for syncing and charging 1st version iPods

    Why you ask? Some of us still have working (and hold dear) original Firewire iPods (vs. 1) either for use or part of ones collection. This is the cable adapter you need to keep your old MP3 player in use if you own a Thunderbolt Mac. You'll also need the FW-FW cable that came with your iPod 1. Just know not all the MP3s you have in your current iTunes will transfer over. Stand back and let your friends exclaim, "You're still using that?" Hey, it's a classic and it still works. Envy has no par when it comes to the original that started a revolution. Thank you Steve Jobs.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as intended

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great and supplied buss power

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Used to digitize DV with Final Cut Pro X over Firewire into a MacBook Pro

    I used the Thunderbolt to FW adapter to connect a MacBook Pro to my Sony PD100 (from 2001) and it worked first time. The adapter offers FW 800 female so I used an 800/400 cable into a hard disk then another FW cable out of the disk and into the camera. I even have control of the camera from the MBP.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powers my portable hard drives!

    I almost didn't get this cause of all the bad bus power reviews but gave it a shot. For my hard drives (several different brands) it works PERFECT. Could be my imagination or the fact that I now have a faster computer, but if anything my hard drives seem even faster now.

    I haven't tried daisy chaining anything together but I get plenty of power and speed from 1 hard drive at a time. I hope maybe that helps some people.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised!

    This was the solution I needed to get iMovie to recognize my Canon GL2 mini DV camera. iMovie controls work. All is well.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder

    I have a Canon HV20 mini DV camcorder which uses a 4 pin FireWire (400) port to transfer to a computer. I successfully used the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter to capture my video. I used a 4 pin to 9 pin FireWire cable from the camcorder to the adapter (9 pin is the 800 FireWire standard). When I plugged this setup into a new MacBook Pro (running Yosemite), I simply launched iMovie and pressed "Transfer" and it captured the mini DV video perfectly. As an aside, I first tried this out at my local Apple store Genius bar using their in-house adapter, which was really great. Kudos to Apple's Genius bar for allowing me to confirm if the adapter was going to work.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    I bought two of these apprehensively due to quite a few bad reviews. I use mine for a presonus firestudio project audio interface and a 1TB firewire 800 G-Drive and they work perfectly.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This does indeed work with PC

    Wanted to confirm for PC users that have a thunderbolt port this does work. I have a Presonus Firestudio Mobile running on my Asus G75vx laptop. I was discouraged at first after buying the Apple thunderbolt to firewire adapter. My PC recognized the Apple adapter with no issue as a 1394 controller in device manager, but my Firestudio could not be recognized when connected. My Firestudio is a firewire 400 device. I bought a Rocketfish firewire 9 pin cable that came with a 6 pin adapter. This supplied power to my interface, but my PC didn't recognize the device. I spent many hours on the internet to solve the problem and finally decided to try a new firewire cable. I bought a 9 pin to 6 pin CABLE that didn't need an adapter and presto the device connected beautifully and was recognized by my Presonus Universal Control.
    PC users there is still hope for your firewire 400 devices! Be sure and get a proper cable that is 6 pin to 9 pin and don't waste your money on the silly adapters. (at least not the Rocketfish one).
    I picked up the cable at Radio Shack for $8.00

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter

    This adapter worked very well. I just bought a new Mac Book Pro and wanted to port over from my four-year old model. I had an external iomega FireWire hard drive. I backed up the old computer with Time Machine. Opened up the new computer plugged in the adapter with the hard drive attached and followed the instructions and in an hour and a half or so I had my new computer up and running. I would highly recommend this adapter. Works as advertised.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Success, YAY! June 2014

    Using this cable, in combination with Belkin FW800[female]->FW400[male] cable available here at the Apple Store online, I was able to Migrate from an old (~2005) iMac to a new MBA (2014) by holding down the "T" key at startup of the old iMac to put it in Target mode *AND* make a full backup using that same cable combination and SuperDuper to a LaCie Porsche powered external hard drive (2006).

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FireWire adaptor for connecting DV camcorder to Mac

    This lead is a perfect way to import HDV or mini DV tapes from camcorder - mine is a Sony HDR - HC7 - to Final Cut Pro X or another video editing software on a Mac. Gives full control of the camcorder from the computer interface. Simple to set up and works faultlessly - recommended!

    19 of 21 people found this useful