Firewire spec - late '09, 21"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HallStevenson, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    What is the full spec of the Firewire port on a late 2009, 21.5" iMac ? This page simply says "Firewire 800". I need to transfer some miniDV tapes from my Sony camcorder that requires Firewire. I had done it years ago with a different computer and still have the cable but didn't realize the iMac used something different, so I have to buy a 2nd cable.

    The camcorder is 4-pin, Firewire 400. The iMac has (5) pins (tabs) along one edge and (2) on an edge perpendicular.

    Here's a picture of the iMac's port is attached:

  2. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    it will all work just fine, you just need a 4 pin to 8 pin Fire Wire cable.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009

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