Firewire cable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by axeldtf, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    I have a firewire cable that came with an old piece of hardware. It has a connctor on either end, am i able to use it to connect my macbook to my imac to transfer files? i currently use the blue tooth feature but i am curious if the cable would be faster.
  2. hobbbz macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    Yes. power off your slave computer and power it on while holding 'T' then connect the cable between the 2 computers
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    To answer you question about it being faster: this option would be a heck of a lot faster than Bluetooth. Follow the procedure that hobbz outlined above and it will be almost as if you had an external HD connected through FireWire.
  4. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007

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