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AppleThunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 152 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (54)
  • Easy to configure (52)
  • Durable (47)
  • Quiet (28)
  • Versatile (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (25)
  • Travel (13)
  • Computer equipment (12)
  • Multimedia (11)
  • Replacement (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (51), Multimedia professional (50), Quality oriented (16), Technically challenged (9)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (66), Personal (39)
    • 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

 

Why so expensive?

It's a cable adapter. Why does it cost so much? Because they can. I run 5 fw drives chained into this thunderbolt adapter because my new mac took away firewire ports and replaced...Read complete review

It's a cable adapter. Why does it cost so much? Because they can. I run 5 fw drives chained into this thunderbolt adapter because my new mac took away firewire ports and replaced them with thunder. All seems to work as slow as it did originally connected directly with firewire on the other mac, but the build of this item scares me. It doesn't fit very snug in the tb port. It hangs a little loose and I don't know if that should concern me. It's a very short cable and therefore in addition to hanging loose at the port, the fw connection is hanging also. As of this review I've only had it for a week.

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5.0

Works Great!

By lev29

from Lafayette, LA

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

Does as advertised.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

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5.0

Great Adapter

By MAG MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

from McAllen, TX

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

      Now I can use all my firewire drives with thunderbolt...

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      A Must Have For Legacy Drives!

      By syrgrad91

      from Sacramento, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Legacy Support

        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

        If you own a newer Apple portable and have legacy FireWire devices, this adapter is a must-have accessory. It's small and compact. If there's a downside to this it's that it's FireWire 800 only. If you have a FireWire 400 device you'll need a second adapter, or possibly daisy-chain it with an 800 device. Luckily, my Lacie 2Big drive has FireWire 800 built in, so transferring data works great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        An excellent product

        By Fred

        from Sarasota, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

            I bought a new MacBook pro which no longer has any firewire ports. But I needed to transfer files quickly and securely. I used this adapter to connect one Mac to the other with a Firewire 800 cable. And using the "Target Mode" I was able to boot the older Mac as an external drive connected to the new Mac. I transferred many folders of photos and all the music from my iTunes library from the old Mac to the new one in just a few minutes..

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Gets it done

            By Matt

            from Connecticut

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

            A must have for new apple machines. It does exactly what it's suppose to.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            3.0

            Why so expensive?

            By Jimmy James

            from san jose, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Loose
              • Short

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                It's a cable adapter. Why does it cost so much? Because they can. I run 5 fw drives chained into this thunderbolt adapter because my new mac took away firewire ports and replaced them with thunder. All seems to work as slow as it did originally connected directly with firewire on the other mac, but the build of this item scares me. It doesn't fit very snug in the tb port. It hangs a little loose and I don't know if that should concern me. It's a very short cable and therefore in addition to hanging loose at the port, the fw connection is hanging also. As of this review I've only had it for a week.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                it works great

                By slee474

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                it works great

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Guelo

                from Elizabeth, NJ

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup

                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                  Great product

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Needed to have this

                  By Schmaltzman

                  from Detroit, Mi

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Configure
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                      Works good, might need two, one to travel with

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      saved my whole set up

                      By photolisa

                      from Indiana

                      About Me Multimedia Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                        This little gem preserved my whole portable hard drive set up. Works perfectly / effortlessly to bridge my new iMac and my old set up. I'm so glad they make these things!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Love this cable

                        By gdionne98

                        from Everett, Wa.

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                          I use this to conect my external G-Drive. Works great,fast.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Simple and Works Great!

                          By Luke F.

                          from Central PA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                            This was a lifesaver for me for a work project! The adapter runs from Apple thunderbolt to 9-pin 800 firewire female. Because it is a 9-pin 800 firewire, it does supply power to whatever you're plugging in.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Works perfectly with M-audio Profire 2626

                            By Carlos da Costa

                            from Somerset, NJ

                            About Me Multimedia Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Configure

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                connected the adapter with a Monoprice firewire 800 to 400 cable to my m-audio profire 2626 and it works perfectly. Just needed to download the thunderbolt drivers to my computer

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                It works!

                                By Connie H

                                from Ohio

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Configure

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Upgrading

                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                  I had three external hard drives daisy chained to my iMac using Firewire. When I upgraded to the newest iMac, it no longer has a Firewire connection. I was afraid that I would have to buy new hard drives, and even worse, spend all the time moving over my many terrabites of data. This Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter solved the problem. I plugged my hard drives into the adapter and then into the Thunderbolt connection on the iMac, and they work exactly like they did on the older iMac, daisy chained as they were. I don't notice any degradation in the speed of data transfer, but I admit that I haven't done any quantifying tests. I'm just glad that it just works!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  works like a charm

                                  By brando

                                  from Oakland, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Configure

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                      This is very helpful if you need to use a Firewire drive on a new Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Experience

                                      By Cam_Lin

                                      from Boston, MA

                                      About Me Amateur Music Producer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Configure
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Necessary Evil

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                        Product is exactly what I needed. Just bought a new iMac and needed to hook my interface up to it. The interface uses Firewire 800 only and I needed to get from that to my Thunderbolt connector on the Mac (new iMacs don't have Firewire ports). Slam Dunk!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        It works

                                        By Alaskan Photographer

                                        from Southcentral Alaska

                                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Replacement
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                          Does what it is supposed to but spendy.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          4.0

                                          Does the job

                                          By Bootsy

                                          from La Mesa

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                          Works flawlessly with FireWire devices.

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                                          5.0

                                          Works as Advertised

                                          By minnieSwirl

                                          from Southern California

                                          About Me Technically aware, Technically Competent

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Configure
                                          • Effective

                                          Cons

                                          • Pricey

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Data Transfer

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                          This adapter worked just as it is described to. I used it with a bilingual Firewire 6 pin/9 pin cable and did not encounter any issues in transferring my information between components. It had good speed considering the amount of data being transferred. This adapter is a little pricey, but all Apple products are.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          THUNDER and lightening quick

                                          By jeff

                                          from Biltmore Lake, NC

                                          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                          If you need to transfer, this is how it is done.

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