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Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter

Apple's Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter enables you to connect a FireWire 800 device to your Thunderbolt port equipped computer.

The FireWire 800 port provides up to 7W for bus powering your external hard drive solutions.

Note: This adapter uses the Thunderbolt 2 type connector. It is not compatible with Thunderbolt 3 without the use of a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
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Product Specifications:

Apple Part Number

  • MD464LL/A

Includes

  • Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter
Manufacturer provided specifications for Apple p/n MD464LL/A UPC#: 888462313513

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.5 / 5 6 out of 6 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Nemo Location: Longitude 93 00 09 East, Latitude 45 00 00 North. Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Works Well to Allow Orphaned Hardware be read July 3, 2020 If you went down Apple's flirtation with FireWire, you probably have many TB of data on external HDDs that your new Mac doesn't have any connections for. (Nor any PCs.) This allows you to keep, read, and store the data somewhere else.

The appliance does just one thing (allow antique hard drives two way communication with newer Macs) and it does that very well!

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Reviewer: PickyRicky Location: Naples, FL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Quality Product April 1, 2018 I have always liked Apple components - they outlive their warranty

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Reviewer: pluton Location: Santa Monica, CA, USA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Works until it doesn't: 2 year life: buy a spare March 22, 2017 Upon acquiring a Thunderbolt MacbookPro as a desktop computer, I needed to connect my 9 external drive Firewire daisy chain. This adapter worked fine, for right about 2 years. Then, I started having mysterious connectivity and random unmounting of volumes issues with my 9 external drives. Finally, swapped out the 2 year old adapter with a fresh one I had bought from OWC as a spare, and all the issues evaporated.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Longmont, CO Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Great answer to limited iMac I/O June 8, 2016 I was doing some upgrades/recapitalization to my system, and wanted to use a fast external drive to migrate some things off my internal drive, and as a backup. The only free I/O I had on my iMac was the two TBolt ports, and even with a hub the USB 2.0 ports were going to make for tedious migration of data anyway. This little adapter allowed me to use one of the TBolt ports that I wasn't using for anything else, without buying an expensive new TBolt drive. It works great, and I'm very happy with the configuration it allows.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Massachusetts Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Solid but pricey. April 26, 2016 As with most Apple accessories, they work well but, you will pay a premium for them. I am using this adaptor to run two older external firewire drives and so far, it has performed flawlessly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Phoenix, AZ Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Works perfectly November 28, 2015 Everything is great, except the price, as always the price for Apple components is too high.

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Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter Mfr P/N: MD464LL/A OWC SKU: APLMD464LLA Connect your FireWire 800 equipped peripherals to your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac. Apple 1 Year Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day only $37.50
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