what FW cable do I need?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by John Paul, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    Just bought one of the new 21.5" iMacs, arrived yesterday (doing the happy dance!) Anyways, for the last 4 years I have been using a MacBook Pro (mid/late 2007 model).

    I'd like to connect the MBP to my iMac via firewire to transfer over some files, etc. I don't have a FW cable so I am trying to figure out exactly what I need. FW 800 I know, but do I need a m/m? f/f?

    Sorry if that's a rather dumb question, I just don't want the hassle of ordering something, waiting for it to arrive, and then discover I bought the wrong thing.

    TIA...
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    I don't know if the MBP has FW800 if it doesn't you need a cable like:

    http://www.amazon.com/Oyen-Digital-...PM1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316701845&sr=8-1

    These are easily found at any computer store, Best Buy, Radio Shack or of course Amazon.

    If the MBP has FW800 you need this cable:

    http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-F0...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1316701911&sr=1-1
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Definitely has FW 800, so it looks like the latter link is it. Thanks much.
     

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