Is it possible to use this to connect an iMac with FireWire to a Thunderbolt external hard drive?

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

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    No, the adapter works the other way around. It's to connect a Mac with a thunderbolt port to a device that has a Firewire800 port.

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  • No it is to connect a thunderbolt equipped computer to a firewire drive (i.e. you need a thunderbolt port on your iMac).

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  • No. It's for connecting FireWire peripherals to a Thunderbolt port. It doesn't work the other way round. Also there would be little benefit in it working the other way round as the FireWire port on your iMAC would be a bottleneck so you would see no noticeable speed increase over a standard FireWire drive.

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  • I don't think so. This is to give thunderbolt equipped Macs firewire capability, not the other way around.

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  • No. It only works for computers that have thunderbolt ports built-in.

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  • G-Tech says their drive is backwards compatible. See G-RAID w/ Thunderbolt - Technical Support

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