Firewire to USB?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hazertag, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. hazertag, Jul 22, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2015

    hazertag macrumors newbie

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    EDIT: All of the threads posted previously on this subject are very old, so just double checking to see if anything new has come up since then.

    I dont know the technical terms, but I have a Firewire External HD that I used with my 2006 Macbook, up until about a year ago.

    I now have a 2009 iMac, which obviously does not have Firewire.

    Is there a firewire>usb adapter, or what are my options for connecting this external HD to my iMac?
     
  2. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

    ApolloBoy

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    It does actually, all 2009 iMacs have a FireWire 800 port. All you need is just a simple adapter and that's it.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    You need a Firewire 800 to 400 converter. Here are some on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=firewire+800+to+400
     

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