Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

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Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by Kodama » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:23 pm

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464

Hoping this works great with interfaces!
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by dazzer » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:54 pm

So for most audio interfaces with FW400, all we need to do is use a 400 to 800 adaptor plus an 800 to TB adaptor.

What could go wrong?

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by philipc » Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:13 pm

dazzer wrote:So for most audio interfaces with FW400, all we need to do is use a 400 to 800 adaptor plus an 800 to TB adaptor.

What could go wrong?
Yikes, yeah. I'm not holding my breath for my Apogee Duet to work properly. Will give it a go though.

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by illsub1 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:28 pm

link is broken. wonder why?

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by Kodama » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:31 pm

Still works for me, maybe the store has to update regionally?
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by dazzer » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:00 pm

Having said what I said, I'll give it a go just to finally use my TB port

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by Punky921 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:49 pm

Link still works for me.

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by Kodama » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:10 pm

Ordered - I guess I'll see how my Motu works with a new MBA!

8O
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by dazzer » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:08 pm

^ please post how you get on

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by synnack » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:08 pm

Kodama wrote:Ordered - I guess I'll see how my Motu works with a new MBA!

8O
let us know!
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by philipc » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:18 am

I've ordered one too. Hoping it'll play nicely with my Duet.

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by Kodama » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:35 am

Got it today, but my MBA is still in the mail!
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by polishbroadcast » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:48 pm

I have the adapter. Normal FW connectivity is just fine but bus power is totally device-dependent. My MOTU Ultralite mk3 does not work via bus power, nor does my Iomega eGo portable drive. An old FireLite drive works just fine via the adapter and bus power. My 3.5" FW drives also work fine.

I suspect as long as your device has wall power, it will work 100%. If it is bus power only, cross your fingers.

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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by synnack » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:06 pm

polishbroadcast wrote:I have the adapter. Normal FW connectivity is just fine but bus power is totally device-dependent. My MOTU Ultralite mk3 does not work via bus power, nor does my Iomega eGo portable drive. An old FireLite drive works just fine via the adapter and bus power. My 3.5" FW drives also work fine.

I suspect as long as your device has wall power, it will work 100%. If it is bus power only, cross your fingers.
Great feedback. Thanks.
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Re: Apple $29 Thunderbolt > FireWire adapter lives!

Post by polishbroadcast » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:51 pm

tempus3r wrote:
polishbroadcast wrote:I have the adapter. Normal FW connectivity is just fine but bus power is totally device-dependent. My MOTU Ultralite mk3 does not work via bus power, nor does my Iomega eGo portable drive. An old FireLite drive works just fine via the adapter and bus power. My 3.5" FW drives also work fine.

I suspect as long as your device has wall power, it will work 100%. If it is bus power only, cross your fingers.
Great feedback. Thanks.
NP. Here is even more technical info (about specific wattages):
http://att.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1416617

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