Transferring from Firewire Drive to my Mac (USB)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jbauer, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. jbauer macrumors newbie

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    I searched on this and only became more confused. I have an external HD with only a firewire port- My new macbook only has USB. I looked on Amazon, is there such thing as a firewire to USB adapter? What's the best way to transfer material onto my new Mac?

    Thx!
     
  2. itickings macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    Unfortunately there are no suitable adapters, so you basically have two options for transferring the data:

    • Go through another computer with firewire
    • Disassemble the external HD and purchase an USB adapter for the bare drive

    Do you have access to another computer with firewire?
     
  3. jbauer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ahh

    ok, thanks so much. yes, i will find a friend's MBP to use...crazy there isnt a better way?

    thanks!
     

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