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AppleThunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Easy to configure (34)
  • Durable (25)
  • Quiet (16)
  • Easy to set up (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (15)
    • Computer equipment (12)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Travel (10)
    • Replacement (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (40), Tech savvy (35), Quality oriented (16), Technically challenged (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (48), Personal (25)
      • 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

    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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      5.0

      Reprieve for Firewire devices

      By angles

      from CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Configure
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Data Transfers
        • Travel

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

        I have several firewire external hard drives but the new MacBook Pro does not have firewire ports. The T2FW adapter works and keeps my FW devices alive. I was concerned that other users reported that it didn't work here and on other forums, as it might be because it only supplies 7W of bus power. I had the power adapter for my FW drive on hand but the T2FW adapter worked without it.

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        • Business

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        5.0

        ... but I Like It!

        By Barb

        from NYC

        About Me Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Configure
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

          I use it as a middle man between my Lacie Harddrive and Mac Book Pro. Don't know what it does...

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter

          By Schuetzen

          from Temple City, CA

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Configure

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

          I replaced my 10 yr. old iMac with a Mac Book Pro. Because I couldn't do a direct transfer from the iMac I needed away to transfer the files from the external hard drive to the laptop. The use of a Firewire 800 cable and this adapter made it a relatively easy task. This adapter will allow me to continue to use this external hard drive as my laptop back-up.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          3.0

          Works, but not with G-Tech Mini 3rd Gen

          By Stankroom

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                I'm sure the cable works great, but not with a G-Tech Mini Drive (3rd Generation)

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Must have for any Mac owner

                By Dean.Martin

                from New York Metro

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mac To Video Cam

                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                    Saved me a bunch of hassles when converting digital video from Canon GL2 to iMac.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Works Great!

                    By Mad V Studios

                    from Pawtucket, RI

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                      I purchased this along with a Pearstone FireWire 800 9-Pin to 9-Pin Cable - 6' to retrieve files off a Mac Book Pro that had water spilt on to it. The adapter worked great with the Fire Wire cable I bought and quickly transferred the files between my two computers.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Easy to use and works great!

                      By Dust In The Wind

                      from La Crosse, WI

                      Verified Buyer

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                        Cons

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                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                            Couldn't be simpler to use. Plug it in and forget about it. I use it with a Firewire pro audio interface and a Thunderbolt only iMac. No issues so far whatsoever.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Works fine

                            By blue fox

                            from dallas - fort worth, texas, usa

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup

                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                              I got this item to allow me to use my Firewire backup device with a mac with Thunderbolt ports. It does.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Excellent product for MAC Books

                              By Krishnagiri N

                              from 4 Broadway, Jersey City, New Jersey

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                This is to connect other interfaces with MAC Books. This is an amazing product and i would recommend to all my friends.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Works Great!!!

                                By Lsemaj

                                from NYC

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Configure
                                • Great Adapter

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                  I bought this as I needed to connect to my old Motu 828MKII. No compaints and does what it needs to.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  4.0

                                  Just In Case...

                                  By VideoEditorNJ

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                    One of those cables/adapters that I keep in my bag, just in case. Had a lot of FW800 drives back in the day and sometimes I'm handed one when traveling and need to transfer data to/from in the field. Works fine.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect Fit

                                    By stnicks

                                    from North Georgia

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Configure
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                      Used to connect by RAID external hard drive (FW 800)to my IMAC! perfect fit!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Great

                                      By eddyprice

                                      from USA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                      Simple and effective. I used the adapter to connect a new generation iMac with Thunderbolt to my external HD Firewire 800 port. Works like it should. No problems or issues.

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                                      5.0

                                      Gets the job done

                                      By SRP/KPC

                                      from Boston MA

                                      Verified Buyer

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                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                            I need this to shoot tethered from a P30+ to a new macbook pro. Plug it in and works. No problems. It fast enough for me. Connection is tight and secure.

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                                            • Business

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                                            5.0

                                            Works as Advertised

                                            By Bob

                                            from Lake Como, FL

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                Connects older monitor to thunderbolt port.

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                                                5.0

                                                Gotta have it!

                                                By Keith J.

                                                from Orange County, NY

                                                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to use
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Adapting

                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                  Sometimes you buy something that needs lots of use to fully understand all its features and functions. However, in this case, extended use isn't required. This is an adapter. I have a new Macbook Pro which only has USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Well, I still have a lot of drives that have Firewire 800 and this adapter enables me to use one of the Thunderbolt ports with them. So... why 5 stars? Because this adapter is what it is and does what it does. It's pretty cut and dry.

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                                                  • Business

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                                                  5.0

                                                  but the necessary

                                                  By Ednei

                                                  from São Paulo / Brazil

                                                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Backup

                                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                      The necessary for who it uses the new apple MacBook Pro computers and needs connection with old FireWire 800 HDDs.

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                                                      • Business

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                                                      5.0

                                                      it works!

                                                      By kreek

                                                      from santa cruz, ca

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easy To Configure

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                          it works!

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Works as it should

                                                          By Richinwalla

                                                          from Walla Walla

                                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Durable

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                              Had an old firewire drive that I wanted to keep. So I can use it with my new iMac which does not have firewire, but thunderbolt ports.

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                                                              • Personal

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