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AppleThunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 133 reviews)

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    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (46)
  • Easy to configure (40)
  • Durable (39)
  • Quiet (23)
  • Versatile (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (19)
    • Computer equipment (12)
    • Travel (12)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Replacement (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (45), Tech savvy (44), Quality oriented (16), Technically challenged (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (57), 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

    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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    5.0

    Right price awesome service

    By Greg

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

    The price beat out all others who offered the same product. Free shipping its a no brainier. Thanks B&H photo.

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    5.0

    unconnectable connected

    By boomer

    from tallahassee, florida

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Configure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

      brings back to life an older external drive. access to new computer

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      I'd Buy this Adapter Again

      By Frank

      from NE PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

          Because my iMac doesn't have a Firewire port I needed to get an adapter to use my Firewire CF Card Reader. This adapter allowed me to connect the reader to the computer.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Worked like a snap!!

          By DOCTA

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

          Worked like a snap to connect my Sony Z1U minicassette videocamera, to my newer Mac book pro. Video footage looks awesome! so pleased! And it was so cheap!

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          5.0

          It Rocks!

          By Bob

          from Tampa

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

          If you are an older Apple owner, this is a necessity for a new Mac. Its the same one they sell at apple but its cheaper and no shipping fees. Why go anywhere else?

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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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