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.
1 Answer(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
Is this enough to power a Digital Camera Back like PhaseOne or Hasselbald?
- Asked by Robin C from New York
- on 03-Aug-2012
i have tried, couldn't power my phaseone P65+ for files transfer, but when you set to use the batter i have tried, couldn't power my phaseone P65+ for files transfer, but when you set to use the battery on digital back, transfer works fine.
- Answered by Xiaofan S from New York
- on 07-Aug-2012
Can I use this cable with my sapphire pro40
- Asked by LD H from NOTTINGHAM
- on 02-Feb-2014
I use it with mine, so yes you can. Be wary of the bad connection with the adaptor though, it falls I use it with mine, so yes you can. Be wary of the bad connection with the adaptor though, it falls out with the slightest movement.
- Answered by Ashley E from Bookham
- on 24-Feb-2014
Has anyone been able to use this with Snow Leopard?
- Asked by Andrew P from London
- on 02-Aug-2012
Yes, i have a retina mbp, and used it to transfer from my old mbp, both running the new snow leopard
- Answered by Anonymous A from XXXXXX
- on 05-Sep-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