REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
AppleThunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 102 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (36)
  • Easy to configure (30)
  • Durable (24)
  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Quiet (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (13)
    • Computer equipment (12)
    • Multimedia (11)
    • Travel (9)
    • High-end equipment (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Multimedia professional (39), Tech savvy (32), Quality oriented (16), Technically challenged (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (44), Personal (23)
      • 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.

    VS

    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.

    Reviewed by 102 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-20

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    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

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Easy to use and works great!

      By Dust In The Wind

      from La Crosse, WI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            Share this review

             
            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

              Share this review

               
              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

                Share this review

                 
                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

                  Share this review

                   
                  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

                    Share this review

                     
                    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

                      Share this review

                       
                      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.

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Gets the job done

                      By SRP/KPC

                      from Boston MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        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.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

                            Share this review

                             
                            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.

                                Share this review

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

                                  Share this review

                                   
                                  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.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

                                      Share this review

                                       
                                      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

                                          Share this review

                                           
                                          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.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Works fine

                                              By Marshall Staton

                                              from Myrtle Beach, SC

                                              About Me Multimedia Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Configure
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Quiet
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                  Does what it's supposed to. No issues that I've come across.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

                                                  Share this review

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Worked Perfectly

                                                  By AlexF80

                                                  from Boston, MA

                                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Configure
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Replacement

                                                    Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                    I bought this product because I recently upgraded my laptop and found that it didn't have a built-in Firewire port. I had a few external drives and an audio component that only supported Firewire, so this did the trick.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

                                                    Share this review

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Great solution.

                                                    By Travis

                                                    from Seattle, WA

                                                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Configure
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Future Proofing

                                                      Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                      Works great with FW800. I would recommend it.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

                                                      Share this review

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      Works Good

                                                      By Digital Media

                                                      from Murray State University

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                            Got one for every port on the computer

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Business

                                                            Share this review

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            just what I need

                                                            By Brilltio

                                                            from Southampton, NY

                                                            About Me Tech Savvy

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Durable
                                                            • Easy To Configure
                                                            • Lightweight

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                                I was looking for this quite a while ago. it's perfect

                                                                • Primary use:
                                                                • Business

                                                                Share this review

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Works as advertised

                                                                By ckbknyc

                                                                from Brooklyn NY

                                                                About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

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

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Backup
                                                                  • Replacement
                                                                  • Travel

                                                                  Comments about Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter:

                                                                  Works great, price is a bit inflated considering it's essential gear for most Mac owners.

                                                                  • Primary use:
                                                                  • Business

                                                                  Share this review

                                                                  Displaying reviews 1-20

                                                                  Back to top

                                                                  Previous | Next »