Connect external hard drive to new MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DMoggo, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. DMoggo macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I have an old Iomega external hard drive and used to connect it to my 2009 MacBook Pro via a FireWire 800 cable, obviously I can't connect it to the new MacBook Pro in the same way. Is there any way I can connect it to the new MacBook Pro with an adapter maybe?

    I'm a bit confused with all these new connection types :)

    Thanks.
     
  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

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  3. DMoggo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. It has 2 other connection types on the back possibly USB B being one of them, not sure if I could connect via that with an adapter cable?
     
  4. DMoggo thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's the one, many thanks.

    I just found a mini b to USB a lead and used the USB a to c adapter and it works great.

    Many thanks for your help. Much appreciated.
     
  5. gwang73 macrumors 6502a

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    You can with two dongles and it will be faster than USB 2. Get the Apple USB-C to TB2 adapter and the TB2 to FireWire 800 adapter.
    Here is the supported interfaces of the USB-C to TB3 adapter: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207266
     

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