1 generation Macbook unibody and firewire adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macswitcha2, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

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    The unibody macbook do not have a firewire port, is there an adapter I can use to transfer files via 400 or 800 firewire?
     
  2. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Unfortunately there is no firewire adapter available for this system. There was major outcry about the absence of firewire on this system when it was released and Apple finally did end up adding it back with the next update (when it was changed to a "MacBook Pro").
     
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    I've heard of FireWire to USB adapters, but they are only for digital camcorders, not hard drives or other peripherals. Even if there existed an adapter, the only way you would be able to connect it to your computer would be through the USB port, thereby limiting it to USB 2.0 standards (speed, sustained transfer rate, etc.). With my experience, hard drive enclosures that support FireWire usually have USB ports anyway. You're better off using that than trying to find an adapter.
     

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