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.
Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter with built-in Thunderbolt cable
OS X v10.7.4 or later
Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
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
351 of 457 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Finally!!!!!!!
I plugged it into my Lacie rugged HD (the one with the orange rubber cover), and it worked great. Powered it up and transferred files as it should.
84 of 93 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Worked well for powering my external hard drive.
Works perfectly on the new Retina MacBook Pro, we wait too long till this product release
thank you Apple
90 of 116 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Works great on Retina MacBook PRO
I bought the cable ONLY because I need it to use my "old" FireWire disks with my new Mac Pro, but after a few minutes of use, every time I connect the disks. th
I bought the cable ONLY because I need it to use my "old" FireWire disks with my new Mac Pro, but after a few minutes of use, every time I connect the disks. they suddenly ejects. Absolutely useless.
Oh, yes, very nice plastic, very nice finishing.
But... straight to the trashcan!
More(Read full review)
3 of 3 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Terrible!!!!
Shooting tethered Hasselblad firewire 800 thru the Thunderbolt adaptor becomes a workaround, firstly because the connections at both ends of the adaptor are too
Shooting tethered Hasselblad firewire 800 thru the Thunderbolt adaptor becomes a workaround, firstly because the connections at both ends of the adaptor are too easily dislodged, particularly the thunderbolt to laptop end. From a consumer point of view, the thunderbolt connection is remarkably insecure and dislodges very easily. I have had to resort to buying tethertool cable retainers and/ or tape to ensure a solid uninterrupted connection. This in addition to the inadequate power supply via thunderbolt, requiring powering the camera from the camera battery rather than thru the old firewire 800 cable. An inadequate overall design.
More(Read full review)
2 of 2 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Dodgy
Pro photographer here with new Macmini (2015) running a drobo with FireWire 400 & 800 using the adaptor doesn't work. Apple this is a BIG FAIL on your part!!!
5 of 5 people found this useful
Is this review useful?Junk
Answers from the community
Answer now(how do i connect macbook to thunderbolt lacie external drive)
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.
More(Read full answer)
Answer now(Speed difference between FireWire 800 converted to thunderbolt and USB2)
Answer now(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?)
Answer now(Will this be able to connect a presonus fire-studio to a new mb-pro)
Answer now(Is Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter compatible with Windows 7 professional ?)
Yes. You will need this thunderbolt to FW 800 adapter and a FW 800 to 400 adapter.
Answer now(Will this work with an iPod (touch wheel), which has an FireWire 400 port, connected via this particular adapter and an adapter FireWire 800 to 400?)
We thought so. However, the product you’re looking for is no longer available on the Apple Online Store.
We do have some similar products to show you.