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

    • 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)
  • 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

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