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HoreaG

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Dec 18, 2022
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Is there an adapter from Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire?
I know Apple has an adapter from TB3 to TB2 and another from TB2 to FW, but I would like to use a single adapter, not chain two.
(In my specific case it would be for an iMac 2020 to which I intend to hook my Nikon scanner that has only Firewire.)
 

sam_dean

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Is there an adapter from Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire?
I know Apple has an adapter from TB3 to TB2 and another from TB2 to FW, but I would like to use a single adapter, not chain two.
(In my specific case it would be for an iMac 2020 to which I intend to hook my Nikon scanner that has only Firewire.)
No demand...

Does the device driver for your Nikon scanner updated for 2022 macOS Ventura?
 

HoreaG

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Dec 18, 2022
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No demand...

Does the device driver for your Nikon scanner updated for 2022 macOS Ventura?

Dont know. But that is not so important, I intend to use it with Win10.
FWIW it is the Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 4000 ED (LS-4000 ED).
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Is there an adapter from Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire?
I know Apple has an adapter from TB3 to TB2 and another from TB2 to FW, but I would like to use a single adapter, not chain two.
(In my specific case it would be for an iMac 2020 to which I intend to hook my Nikon scanner that has only Firewire.)
You can use the Apple Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter, in conjunction with Apple’s Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter. I haven’t tested this combination with Windows but it does work in macOS.
 

Fishrrman

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To add to what chrfr said in reply 5 above...

If you're going to use both of these adapters, I'd suggest looking for slightly used ones on ebay.
Could cut down the cost by perhaps 50%...
 

HoreaG

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Dec 18, 2022
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Is FW still recognized by Win10?

In another computer I have a FW card and run it in Win 8.1.
MS abandoned FW in Win10 but it is said that Win 8 drivers will work under Win 10. If not, I will use 8.1 on the iMac too.
 
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HoreaG

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Dec 18, 2022
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Btw, what about those TB2 to TB3 adapters from China (Aliexpress, etc.)? They are cheap but most of them are describe as unidirectional. What does that mean?
 
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