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Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

Apple Features

  • Built-in Thunderbolt cable

Apple Specifications

Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer
OS X v10.7.4 or later
Connector 1
1 x Apple mini-DisplayPort - male
Connector 2
1 x 9 pin FireWire 800 - female

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 2 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 Adapter...


from Plymouth, CT  -  Tech Savvy

I got a new iMac with Thunderbolt ports and I still need to use my external FireWire drives. This adapter does just what it's supposed to do. Just plug it in and everything works. No configuration needed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Firewire converter


from San Francisco  -  Quality Oriented

I bought this product for use with an Apple iMac. I have several external Firewire devices (both firewire 400 and 800) and needed to be able to connect them to the computer via the thunderbolt port. I tried the adapter with an external hard drive, scanner, and DVD burner and all worked perfectly. Be aware that using this adapter with a firewire device knocks the speed down to the speed of that firewire device; you won't get the top thunderbolt speed. Also, if your device is firewire 400 you'll need a cable with a 400 connector at one end and a 800 connector at the other end. The Apple Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter has a firewire 800 connector at one end so you can't directly connect a 400 device without the cable (400 to 800) I mentioned.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
Jason H  I bought this to hook up an interface with firewire output to connect to the IMAC thunderbolt port. The interface is being used in a Protools setup and it works wonderful.
Shopper  Does this cable have a thunderbolt to 800 firewire port?
GARY C  I connected my firewire driver to the adapter and found that my drives abnormally unmounted, which caused some serious problems. I would suggest not using them. With my experience, I would leave my firewire connected to my old computer and get new Thunderbolt drives for the new Mac. It may cost a bit, but it will save you a lot of recovery time.
Shopper  Will this work on my new iMac?
GARY C  It works fine if you want to connect, use the drives, and then dismount them. I found that leaving a set of chained drives attached for an extended period caused the mac to think the drives were disconnected improperly. So, they are a great short term device.
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