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AppleThunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 127 reviews)

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    (99)

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    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (45)
  • Easy to configure (38)
  • Durable (37)
  • Quiet (22)
  • Versatile (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (18)
    • Computer equipment (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Replacement (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (44), Tech savvy (44), Quality oriented (16), Technically challenged (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (55), Personal (32)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pay attention

    Read the details.

    I have a Canon XAH1. It is a Firewire 400 device. This adapter is to Firewire 800. I was able to get a Firewire 800 to Micro...Read complete review

    Read the details.

    I have a Canon XAH1. It is a Firewire 400 device. This adapter is to Firewire 800. I was able to get a Firewire 800 to Micro Firewire 400 cable for $15 bucks. Beyond that, I have never had an easier import of my video.

    Macbook Pro using Premiere Elements, Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter to Firewire 800 -Firewire 400 cable connected to Canon XAH1.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't waste your money

    Just got the new MacPro and tried my G Raid 1.5 TB Firewire Raid with this adapter. Using Black Magics speed test, it scored below a stock USB 3.0 drive. Not enough to...Read complete review

    Just got the new MacPro and tried my G Raid 1.5 TB Firewire Raid with this adapter. Using Black Magics speed test, it scored below a stock USB 3.0 drive. Not enough to do any video work. Unless you have to transfer from one computer to the other, it is unusable for reading and writing video files with Final Cut 10. As a matter of fact, the USB 3.0 drives are barely fast enough to read and write 1080I 59.94 video with the new MacPro. Thunderbolt is the only real option as an extension of the computer's working storage.

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    5.0

    Does the job

    By DannyH

    from Asheville, NC

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Replacement

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

        If there was a third party adapter it would have beennice to save a few bucks but this does what it does just fine.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        works

        By no worries

        from Beverly Hills

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

            Able to use a 500GB G-drive.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Overpriced, but what can u do

            By Sam

            from California

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                  It does what it needs to do. I wish I could find a (less expensive) third party alternative.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter by Apple

                  By galleyone

                  from Dayton, OH

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                  Used in combo with Firewire 4-pin to 9 pin adapter. Was able to import .dv video from Sony Digital8 into iMovie.

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                  5.0

                  Simple as that

                  By Zanotti

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Quiet
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                      Very good. Simple as that. Just plug and play.
                      I am using it with a Focusrite Saffire 24.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Nice solid construction

                      By Marc

                      from Charlotte, NC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                          These adapters are pretty straight forward. Thunderbolt to Firewire. I got a few of these when i updated my computer to the new Apple pro that only has Thunderbolt and USB. I still have a few external drives that are firewire 800.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Works as described

                          By DS

                          from NYC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                          Worked even daisy chaining a Firewire 400 through a Firewire 800 Drive.

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                          5.0

                          GREAT QUALITY

                          By VIGOR

                          from AZ

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quiet
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                              SIMPLE AND ELEGANT

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              It's an adapter with a 2" cable

                              By Eric

                              from Chicago, IL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                  It works; that's all that matters for an adapter. The cable is heavier-duty than the usual Apple power cables; I wish they'd make their regular power block cables this thick.

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                                  5.0

                                  DV Camera Interface

                                  By Gurrrfuss

                                  from Los Angeles, Ca

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                      I am using this item to connect my Mac Pro (2014) to my Digital Video Camera.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      4.0

                                      Wired

                                      By Wily

                                      from New York, NY

                                      About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Small

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                          Easy to use for migrating date from one computer to another.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          it works

                                          By there are some who call me "Tim"

                                          from 3rd rock from the Sun

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Configure
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                              hey, it's a cable. what more do you want?

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              4.0

                                              very good quality

                                              By HeyJonathan

                                              from NYC area

                                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Configure
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Quiet
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                  Made well, looks good and works well!

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Apple Thunderbolt Adaptor Wire

                                                  By Dan

                                                  from Northridge, CA

                                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Backup
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                    Transferring files between my Apple MacPro and firewire hard drives. Works great, no issues.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Works Great!

                                                    By Berzerker

                                                    from San Clemente, CA

                                                    About Me Occasional user

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Compact
                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Quiet
                                                    • Versatile

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                      This adapter works perfect to adapt my Sony handheld camera to my Apple Macbook Pro. Since my camera is a bit older I did need to purchase a Firewire 9 pin to 4 pin cable but the transition into the Apple Thunderbolt Adapter was flawless. I was able to pump out DVD's in iMovie and Wondershare for Christmas presents and the holiday was a huge success. Thank you B&H for delivering this product so quickly!

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                                                      • Personal

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                                                      3.0

                                                      Necessary evil

                                                      By Dogman

                                                      from Berkeley, CA

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                      I suppose it works OK. I hate that Apple made firewire obsolete.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Very good product

                                                      By GH

                                                      from IL

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Replacement

                                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                        Works great

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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                                                        4.0

                                                        FireWire adapter okay

                                                        By Fatboy46

                                                        from Palo Alto, CA

                                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                        It does what it is promised. As a thunderbolt product it's pretty cheap compared to the price of regular thunderbolt cables.

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Great product

                                                        By Gh

                                                        from Bloomington,il

                                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Durable

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Backup

                                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                          Worked great

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Beautiful AND Efficient

                                                          By Lee

                                                          from Lenox, MA

                                                          About Me Multimedia Professional

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable
                                                          • Easy To Configure
                                                          • Well Made

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Firewire To Thunderbolt

                                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                            Hooking up my external drive to my new iMac.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Business

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