Looking for Thin Firewire 800 Cable (9-9, Beta)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Dembo, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Dembo macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2007
    London, UK / Frankfurt, Germany
    Hi all,

    my MBP is attached to a couple of FW 800 harddisks. The connection works reliable and fast but the (3m) Firewire 800 9/9 cable is as thick as my thumb, which is rather annoying.

    I know that FW 800 requires nine wires and a good amount of shielding but maybe one of you guys has a recommendation for a relatively thin or flexible cable (required length: 3m).

  2. matthorton macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2009
    im looking for a thin/flexible firewire 800 cable too. the cable that came with my hdd still has 'folds' in it from the way it was packaged. its annoying.

  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    I was under the impression that because of the power and the additional wiring that the cable didn't come in thinner flavors. Could be wrong, but i've never seen one and i've looked.

    Got plenty of those skinny FW400 and USB ones though.
  4. JTK28 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Thanks for the link, been looking for something like that. Just wish they weren't orange. :rolleyes:
  5. Robb.Penoyer macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2010

    OK... I know this is an older post (about 4 months) --- but the topic is exactly right.

    I am looking for an "easy to travel" with Firewire cable (9-pin so I get the FW 800 speeds). I purchased a LaCie and that didn't work --- reading the reviews on them, it looks like they fail after a while anyway.

    So, I looked at the Belkins. $40 list price and it's 6 feet long! Not exactly a "travel companion"... what are people using? I can't believe there isn't a shorter more flexible option for us...

    anyone..... bueler.....
  6. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004

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