Thunderbolt 2 > firewire 400 adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soduno, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. soduno macrumors member

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    I am looking for a Thunderbolt 2 to a firewire 400 adapter.
    Anybody knows where to get one? I have googled it, but can't seem to find one. :(

    Is the trick to go for thunderbolt to firewire 800 and then a converter from firewire 800 to 400 (will this work with audio recording - stable) ? :rolleyes:

    Regards, Simon.
     
  2. treekram macrumors 68000

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    I haven't looked to see if they're currently available, but I think you should use a FW800-FW400 cable. (I try to avoid adapters if possible.) When I bought a Firewire enclosure years ago, it came with a FW800-FW800 cable as well as the FW800-FW400 cable. I've used that cable with a couple of different Macs connecting a FW400 drive without a problem.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    You don't need "tbolt2-to-firewire400".

    Get the cable Apple sells now, which I believe is tbolt2-to-firewire800.

    Then, use a 6-pin to 9-pin cable to connect it to your firewire400 peripheral.

    Firewire800 is completely "backwards compatible" with firewire400.
     
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I had some ask me this last night.
    All the Apple store had was the adapter, no cable.
     

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