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

    Feb 3, 2011
    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


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    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 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    You need a Firewire 800 to 400 converter. Here are some on Amazon:

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