Firewire question on the new Mini.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by PaulexPC, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PaulexPC macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have an old mini (love it). I am using a little external firewire 400 hard drive for Time Machine. My drive gets it's power over the single firewire cable, which is cool.

    I understand the new Mini has a firewire 800 port.
    Can I use my current drive on the 800 port?
    Do I need some sort of adapter?

  2. Durandal549 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2007
  3. dandeco macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008
    FireWire 800 ports will definitely work with FireWire 400 devices; you just need the appropriate cable. If I choose to buy one of those new iMacs or Mac Minis, I will also buy a 4 pin-to-9 pin cable for my DV camcorder.
  4. dandeco macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2008

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