FireWire to Mid 2010 15" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Balaamsdonkey, May 5, 2010.

  1. Balaamsdonkey macrumors 6502

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    What FireWire Port is the in the 2010 MBPs? I have a Seagate FreeAgent, and it has specific ports on the back one. The small FireWire port to the bigger one specifically. This is what it looks like--except not red. If someone could give me terminology I could use on monoprice.com that would be nice as well.
     
  2. diablo2112 macrumors 6502

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    That cable looks like a Firewire400 standard to mini connector. The new MBPs have Firewire 800 ports which are different from either of those.
     
  3. Penguissimo macrumors 6502a

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    Which one matches the port on the hard drive? If it's the smaller one on the left (4-pin, or mini-Firewire), you'll want this cable:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10301&cs_id=1030104&p_id=3541&seq=1&format=2

    and if it's the larger one on the right (6-pin, or Firewire 400), you'll want this cable:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10301&cs_id=1030105&p_id=3542&seq=1&format=2

    Either way, you have a 9-pin (or Firewire 800) port on your MBP, so that will have to be one end of the cable.
     
  4. Balaamsdonkey thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wonderful. Thank you Penguissimo.
     
  5. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I thought the FreeAgent was either USB2.0 or USB2.0+FW800 only.

    Your not sure that it's a mini usb2.0?
    I bought the 1TB version with FW800 and Usb2.0 and the USB2.0 port is indeed a mini usb.
     

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