Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

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  • 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

  • Mac Models

    • 13-inch MacBook Air
    • 11-inch MacBook Air
    • 13-inch MacBook Pro
    • 15-inch MacBook Pro
    • 21.5-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • 27-inch iMac - Thunderbolt 2
    • Mac Pro
    • Mac mini
  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Flimsy thunderbolt plug

      It usually works fine until you move your device. Often disconnects if you touch it and falls off if you move your device. The issue with pretty much all th It usually works fine until you move your device. Often disconnects if you touch it and falls off if you move your device. The issue with pretty much all thunderbolt 1 and 2 apple connectors that I used including display cables. I think it is greatly overpriced considering this problem.

      • Written by Maciej R from London

      12 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Flimsy thunderbolt plug

    • 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

      17 of 44 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Flimsy thunderbolt plug

      It usually works fine until you move your device. Often disconnects if you touch it and falls off if you move your device. The issue with pretty much all th It usually works fine until you move your device. Often disconnects if you touch it and falls off if you move your device. The issue with pretty much all thunderbolt 1 and 2 apple connectors that I used including display cables. I think it is greatly overpriced considering this problem.

      • Written by Maciej R from London

      12 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Flimsy thunderbolt plug

    • 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

      17 of 44 people found this useful

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

  • Answers from the community

    • Will this let me connect my firewire video camera to final cut pro?
      • Asked by Josh J from RUTLAND
      • on 02-Aug-2012

      Answer

      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

      Best Answer:

      Good question. <br/> <br/>Thunderbolt daisychain capacity is 6 units but that's with thunderbolt protocol. I Good question. <br/> <br/>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... <br/> <br/>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

      Best Answer:

      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. <br/> <br/>You can Identify your iPod Model at Apple Support KB article HT1353 <br/> <br/>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. <br/> <br/>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