Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by macman70, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. macman70 macrumors newbie


    Jun 15, 2012
    Any of you guys have experience with these. I am considering a MacBook Air for my recording, I typically record over Firewire 800 to a 7200 rpm drive. Any thoughts on the Adapter, performance etc. I think it is not the right time to get the cMBP so a MBA or maybe 13" rMBP may be the way to go and use the TB to FW adapter to record to my Ext Drive.

    I have been on an older Mac mini 2Ghz dual core and been fine recording to FW drive but would like newer machine for some portability to support my mac mini.
  2. alms macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2003
    Apple's adaptor works great and is very fast. The only problem is that the adaptor doesn't provide very much power, so it is best for drives that have their own power supply. I have used it successfully with a single portable drive, but it does not work with multiple portable drives daisy chained.
  3. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    I have the apple adapter and it works fine. USB 3 has a better data rate, however. So for those HD enclosures that support USB 3 I use it, otherwise I use the adapter. The adapter gets quite warm during heavy use.

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