Can I connect my WD time machine firewire to my iMac using a thunderbolt adaptor

Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

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  • 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...

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  • If you have an iMac with Thunderbolt 3 ports, then you can use the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter to connect the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. You could also use a Thunderbolt 3 or Thunderbolt 2 dock that has a FireWire port. You could also use a Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box and insert a PCIe FireWire card which may have more than one FireWire port.

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