Adapter for FireWire 400 ??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by igmolinav, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I just got a 13" MBP. Previously I had an ibook G4. The ibook came with FireWire 400. Unfortunately, my 13" MBP doesn't have FireWire 400. Is there something I could do ?? I would like to transfer information from an external hard drive to the new MBP, but the new MBP doesn't have an outlet for FireWire 400.

    Thank you, very kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. mizzoucat macrumors regular

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  3. igmolinav thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    Thank you for your answers : ) !!!

    Very kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  4. johnnj macrumors 6502a

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  5. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    What hard drive do you have? Some hard drives like mine, have a firewire 800 port on the drive and convert it to firewire 400 or direct firewire 800 (depending on the cable). Obviously if your hard drive is as old as your laptop then it will almost certainly have just a firewire 400 port on it. Just a side note if you have the $$$$ you might want to upgrade to a thunderbolt drive when they are released.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    The OP wants to use Target Disk Mode I suppose.
     
  7. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    I dont know i took it as, the OP had a external hard drive with automatic backups and wanted to use it to restore the new one. If indeed you were intending on doing target disk mode ignore my earlier post
     

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