Which FireWire cable to get?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fazzl, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a

    Fazzl

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    I have a 13" mbp with fw800 and a WD 1TB My Book with FW400. Which is the correct cable I need to hook these up together. I want to purchase from monoprice.com if you could link from there. They have 4 pin and 8 pin so I'm confused which one to order. Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    8pin to 6pin most likely. 8 pin is 800. 6 pin is 400 with power. 4 pin is 400 without power (normally camcorders only).
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

    geoffreak

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  4. mainomega macrumors 6502

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    From monoprice.com I purchased two cables for my new 17".

    a 800 cable and a 400-to-800 cable. Using the firewire 800 cable and Target Disk mode the transfer was extremely fast.
     

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