Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

  • Overview

    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

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not enough power

      It does adapt the thunderbolt port to make it a firewire port, but it's not as good a Firewire port as you can find on any cheap old MBP from years ago. It lac It does adapt the thunderbolt port to make it a firewire port, but it's not as good a Firewire port as you can find on any cheap old MBP from years ago. It lacks power, which means that some external drives and devices won't work and there is a limit to how many devices you can daisy chain. So we need an adaptor and this is the only one, but it's not Apple's finest hour..

      • Written by Fergus M from Kirkcaldy

      316 of 339 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?not enough power

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Awful

      Doesn't work with my Motu 8pre the sole reason for purchase. Rubbish

      • Written by Gregg B from Hornsey

      266 of 312 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      1 step forward, 2 steps back!!!!

      WARNING! Does not produce enough power to run high capacity mobile drives i.e. the G-Tech G-RAID Mini... Luckily I tested it is advance of playing a gig at WARNING! Does not produce enough power to run high capacity mobile drives i.e. the G-Tech G-RAID Mini... Luckily I tested it is advance of playing a gig at the weekend using Serato. Complete JOKE! I can't believe that Apple hasn't considered the fact that the majority of creative professionals need high capacity fast mobile storage. I suppose we now need to wait for 2Tb Thunderbolt enabled SSD drives which by my reckoning will cost more than the MacBook Pro!!!!

      • Written by Chris B from LONDON

      242 of 273 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?1 step forward, 2 steps back!!!!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Works fine on Mac, not on PC

      I purchased this, from an Apple reseller to use with my PC (MacBook Pro already has firewire 800 port) it works well, however, if I restart my Dell T1700 with t I purchased this, from an Apple reseller to use with my PC (MacBook Pro already has firewire 800 port) it works well, however, if I restart my Dell T1700 with the adapter plugged in the PC will POST but fails to BOOT. Thus freezing on the boot screen indefinitely. The adapter and PC are both fine and have no hardware issues (Dell engineer replaced thunderbolt card and same issue), this is purely a compatibility issue. This adapter is not fully Windows compatible. However, it works well on other Macs (I have access to 2014 iMacs)

      • Written by Scott G from Derby

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works fine on Mac, not on PC

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No good for external HDDs

      You may already have read that this adapter doesn't supply enough power to run certain external peripherals, but here's something else to consider: I have a Sea You may already have read that this adapter doesn't supply enough power to run certain external peripherals, but here's something else to consider: I have a Seagate Freeagent external hard drive, and even though it has a separate power supply, my 2013 27" iMac running Yosemite unmounts the drive on sleep when I connect it using this adapter. When it's connected via USB2, this problem doesn't happen. So, this is pretty useless for connecting your FireWire Time Machine drive, or any drive you want to keep mounted permanently.

      • Written by Alexander K from York

      11 of 12 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No good for external HDDs

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Thunderbolt disconnects with movement

      I use 2 of these on different macs to connect drives to the the macs. On a new 5K iMac if you tilt the screen the thunderbolt disconnects and alerts appear t I use 2 of these on different macs to connect drives to the the macs. On a new 5K iMac if you tilt the screen the thunderbolt disconnects and alerts appear telling you drives have been disconnected. On a 2014 15" retina Macbook Pro exactly the same happens if you move the laptop. When using an external thunderbolt drive on another 2014 15" retina MacBook Pro the standard thunderbolt will disconnect if moved. Thunderbolt is useless Apple, you need to redesign to give a more robust connection.

      • Written by Mark B from PETWORTH

      14 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Thunderbolt disconnects with movement

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