Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
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
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015 - 2017)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012 - 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012 - 2015)
- iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014 - 2015)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
- Mac mini (Late 2014)
Answers from the community
Can I connect my WD time machine firewire to my iMac using a thunderbolt adaptor
- Asked by Dianne A from MIssion Viejo
- on 11-Feb-2019
The type of firewire is important to get a straight answer, If you have firewire 800/9pin you can us The type of firewire is important to get a straight answer, If you have firewire 800/9pin you can use a (Usb 3 to thunderbolt and then a
Thunderbolt to firewire 800/9 pin) Part # A1463 AND A1790 BOTH MADE BY APPLE! Stay away form non apple made connectors they fail
at every turn. My wish would be that apple would make a usb3.0 or 3.? to firewire that would make a lot of Mac people happy!
Hope this helps...
- Answered by Phillip L from ELK GROVE
- on 30-Jun-2019
Will this product connect a tc electronic konnect 8 audio interface to the 2017 imac thunderbolt input? The konnekt 8 has an iE1394 firewire port.
- Asked by Chris C from Leksand
- on 13-Jun-2019
With the use of the Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter, can I attach a FireWire drive, or even a FireWire chain of drives, to a Thundebolt drive?
- Asked by Murray E from Amherst
- on 23-Oct-2012
Yes using the adaptor on one thunderbolt port, you can link FireWire drive (I assume ypur drove is F Yes using the adaptor on one thunderbolt port, you can link FireWire drive (I assume ypur drove is FW800. I have 4 fw drives linked to an adaptor on my retina MacBook Pro. You should be able to do this on the newly released iMac too. Note that USB3 is faster than FireWire 800. I am starting to change my drives and USB 3 is great but the only downside is that you can't link the drives up like FireWire 800.
2 Answers(With the use of the Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter, can I attach a FireWire drive, or even a FireWire chain of drives, to a Thundebolt drive?)
- Answered by Calvin H from Glendale
- on 25-Oct-2012
Will this let me connect my firewire video camera to final cut pro?
- Asked by Josh J from RUTLAND
- on 02-Aug-2012
Yes, the purpose for this adapter is to be able to connect Firewire devices to a Thunderbolt equippe Yes, the purpose for this adapter is to be able to connect Firewire devices to a Thunderbolt equipped machines, including Firewire based video cameras.
- Answered by Allen C from Baton Rouge
- on 02-Aug-2012
Thunderbolt -> Firewire capacity?
- Asked by Calvin H from Glendale
- on 01-Aug-2012
Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. I Good question.
Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. If your talking to the Firewire adapter, the computer should see only one thunderbolt device and allow you the full 63 daisy-chained devices of the FireWire protocol...
Try it and tell us about it!
- Answered by Felix A from Montreal
- on 03-Aug-2012
Will this work with my (very old gen3) ipod?
- Asked by Tiepa T from Te Atatu Peninsula
- on 02-Sep-2012
The 3rd Generation iPod was the first model to feature a dock connector, and had the play/pause, men The 3rd Generation iPod was the first model to feature a dock connector, and had the play/pause, menu, forward, and back buttons in a line above the touch wheel.
You can Identify your iPod Model at Apple Support KB article HT1353
If this is the case, any USB or Firewire 400 to Dock Connector cable should be OK to use, just use a USB one, and plug it directly into your MacBook.
If you have a first or 2nd generation iPod (With a physical wheel, or a touch wheel with buttons arranged around the wheel (but not on the wheel) and with a FireWire port on the top of the unit (no dock connector) you will additionally need a Firewire 400 to Firewire 800 cable. You can plug the FW400 end into the iPod, and the FireWire 800 end will fit into this accessory. You can then use a specialist piece of software to extract the music from your iPod.
- Answered by Silas P from Elwood
- on 11-Sep-2012