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Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter

B&H # SOFAD824 Mfr # FAD-824
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The 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter from Sonnet allows you to plug a 6-Pin FireWire-400 device into a 9-Pin FireWire-800 port. This is a great option for anyone who would like to connect a FireWire-400 device to an available FireWire-800 port on their computer.

Connection Adapter
FireWire-800 cards fully support FireWire-400 devices but use a different cable connection. This adapter lets you connect your 6-Pin FireWire-400 device to a 9-Pin FireWire-800 port.
Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sonnet6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter
     
    4.7

    (based on 86 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (68)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Highly compatible (49)
    • Reliable (49)
    • Durable construction (43)
    • Strong connection points (37)
    • Improves performance (17)

    Cons

    • Weak connection (4)

    Best Uses

    • Computer equipment (56)
    • High-end equipment (17)
    • Multimedia (6)
    • Home (5)
    • Office (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (60), Budget shopper (18)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (43), Personal (33)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Small and powerful

    I just recently bought a new mac book pro and needed a converter for my fire wire cable, so I went to B and H, they took care of everything that I needed....Read complete review

    I just recently bought a new mac book pro and needed a converter for my fire wire cable, so I went to B and H, they took care of everything that I needed. I went directly to that section of the super store And told them what I needed, they knew exactly where it was and had the product for cheaper than I could have bought it on [...] . [...] Now I can import files from my camer or harddrive using firewire 400 with ease. All I do is plug in my FireWire 400 to 800 convertor into my computer and then plug in my camer or hard drive and can go on about my editing as usual. Thanks B and H for making this process as fast and easy as possible.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does not work on 21" iMac

    Unless the firewire port on my iMac is not functioning, this little converter doesn't work with either my external HD or my video camera. After reading all the rave reviews, I am sorely...Read complete review

    Unless the firewire port on my iMac is not functioning, this little converter doesn't work with either my external HD or my video camera. After reading all the rave reviews, I am sorely disappointed to have wasted $4 in shipping and another couple to send it back.

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    5.0

    Works Perfectly!

    By John Evans

    from Colorado

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Highly Compatible
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer Equipment
      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

      Plugged in my old camera to my new laptop with this adapter, and it worked like a charm.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Perfect for legacy hardware connectivity

      By That girl

      from Idaho

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment

        Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

        I'm using this in conjunction with the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter and it's allowing me to continue to use my CD/DVD external with my newer iMac.
        Purchasing from B&H, I have a high level of confidence in their customer service -- they stand behind their products and the ordering-through-receiving-shipment process is clear and straightforward.

        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Fast Delivery, great for on-the-go edits

        By Producer Alyssa

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

          With the news stories I put together for work, I have to edit on-the-go and in different locations. This adapter allows me to connect my camera to my laptop so greater mobility is possible.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By TRoney

          from NY

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Highly Compatible
          • Reliable
          • Strong Connection Points

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer Equipment

            Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

            I needed to transfer video from my Canon ZR850 to my new Mac Book Pro. I bought this adaptor to attach to my FireWire 400 cable (4 pin to 6 pin). As soon as I plugged it into the FireWire 800 port, the iMovie software program recognized my video camera and I was easily able to transfer the video. This inexpensive device saved me from having to purchase expensive software or having to pay someone to transfer about 50 mini-DV cassettes.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Recommended by Focusrite

            By Bassman

            from NYC

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

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                  Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                  Focusrite recommends this adapter as compatible for their digital I/Os that come with FW400. Not only was I able to connect with no issues to my Mini Macs' FW800 port, I am actually running my Saffire Pro 40 into the Thunderbolt port using the Sonnet adapter into the Apple FW800 to Thunderbolt adapter.
                  Everything works fine, and taking advantage of the TB port leaves me with more USB 2.0 ports open.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Firewire 400 to 800

                  By 5string

                  from Tucson AZ

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable construction
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Reliable
                  • Strong Connection Points

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                    My old hard drive can now communicate with my new MacBook Pro. Excellent!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    It works!

                    By vaphotog

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Connection Points

                    Cons

                    • No Performance Gain

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer Equipment

                    Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                    Plug device into machine... see it work.. wow!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    It works

                    By exfishcounter

                    from Pearl City, Hawaii

                    Verified Buyer

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                          Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                          I used it to connect my 2010 Mac mini's Firewire 800 port to my old Sony DSR-20 DVCAM deck's Firewire 400 port and I can still import and export videos from Mini DV and DVCAM tapes into my FCP 6 system.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Does what it is supposed to.

                          By Tonkem

                          from Frisco, TX

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computer Equipment

                            Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                            I purchased to move video from an old sony DCR-TRV720 Digital 8 camcorder. I only have newer macs, so don't have a firewire 400 port on any of my 4 macs, so I needed to either use A/V cables or use firewire. I wanted to get the best signal I could, so I purchased this item. Plugged into the iMac, launched iMovie and used the automatic import feature, and away I went. No problems. Great price at B&H as always. Love this online retailer.....

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Awesome/Reliable

                            By Joe

                            from Salt Lake City, UT

                            Verified Buyer

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                                  Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                  Use this with my camera to connect to my new laptop for purposes of live streaming. Functions without a hitch and B&H got it to me Sat Delivery to bail me out of a bind I was in when my local retailer sold me a shorted Firewire cable.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this again

                                  By Giant Knid

                                  from Texas

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable construction
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Strong Connection Points

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Computer Equipment

                                    Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                    Returned a $40 cable and got this. Easy peasey. Works perfectly.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    Works right out of the box!

                                    By Deeb

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                        I have a late 2010 MBP with the Firewire 800 port and had to move some files around from an old HD with a 400 port.

                                        Attaching this adapter to the firewire cord and into the computer was a breeze.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        5.0

                                        6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800

                                        By cohearent

                                        from L.A.

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                        Gee you have got to be kidding! A review on an adaptor. I plugged it in and it works. End of review...

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                                        5.0

                                        It saved my camera

                                        By Keith C

                                        from Atlanta GA

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • It works

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video Capture

                                          Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                          My new replacement iMac only has a Firewire 800 port. My old digital tape video camera does not support a 4 pin to Firewire 800 connection for some reason, probably related to the cable pin length. I bought this 6 pin to 9 pin adapter and used my old 4 pin to Firewire 400 cable that I have always used for my video camera, and viola, problem solved. The iMac immediately recognized my video camera and I was able to capture to iMovie, just like I wanted to.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Simple and effective

                                          By Al D.

                                          from Brookline, MA

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable construction
                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Improves Performance
                                          • Reliable
                                          • Strong Connection Points

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Computer Equipment
                                            • High-End Equipment

                                            Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                            Newer model Mac's have deserted Firewire 400. Yes 800 is faster, but I am not dicarding Two Terrabytes worth of storage just to be a tad faster. This adapter inexpensively bridges that gap. Just snap it on, and plug it in. Perfect: and inexpensive.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • Mac

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                                            5.0

                                            Would order again

                                            By Brick

                                            from Gilbert, AZ

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable construction
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Reliable
                                            • Strong Connection Points

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Computer Equipment

                                              Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                              I haven't found anything bad about this product. Works exactly like it should, is durable and didn't seem to decrease my upload speed.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              4.0

                                              Works just great!

                                              By Ryan from Boise

                                              from Boise, ID

                                              About Me Value Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Computer Equipment

                                                Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                                I needed to capture minidv footage to my new iMac. The adapter is just what I needed.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                HARD TO FIND IN A HURRY! B&H ROCKS!

                                                By Marvin Botts

                                                from Paducah Kentucky

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable construction
                                                • Highly Compatible
                                                • Improves Performance
                                                • Reliable
                                                • Strong Connection Points

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Computer Equipment
                                                  • High-End Equipment
                                                  • Networking

                                                  Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                                  Connect 6 pin Firewire 400 devices to the new MacBook Pro

                                                  Exactly what I needed!

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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                                                  5.0

                                                  HARD TO FIND IN A HURRY! B&H ROCKS!

                                                  By Marvin Botts

                                                  from Paducah Kentucky

                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable construction
                                                  • Highly Compatible
                                                  • Improves Performance
                                                  • Reliable
                                                  • Strong Connection Points

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Computer Equipment
                                                    • High-End Equipment
                                                    • MacBook Pro FW Conversion

                                                    Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                                    Connect 6 pin Firewire 400 devices to the new MacBook Pro

                                                    Exactly what I needed!

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Perfect accessory for my MacBook Pro

                                                    By Ben the Photographer

                                                    from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

                                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable construction
                                                    • Highly Compatible
                                                    • Reliable
                                                    • Strong Connection Points

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Computer Equipment

                                                      Comments about Sonnet 6-Pin FireWire-400 to 9-Pin FireWire-800 Adapter:

                                                      I needed a way to sync my old iPod on my newer MacBook Pro. This was the perfect solution. A good accessory to have for any newer Macs that only have FW 800 ports.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal
                                                      • Computer Platform:
                                                      • Mac

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