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Thunderbolt to FireWire adapters

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  • mr da Level 3 Level 3 (510 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Endoman99)

    But you can still find it under cables > newest:

     

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD464ZM/A?fnode=51&fs=s%3Dnewest

     

    At least that was the case a minute ago!

  • kindkind1 Calculating status...
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    Aug 1, 2012 8:43 PM (in response to mr da)

    Link works fine for me in CA. 

     

    I have a question for all with FW audio devices concerned about wattage.  I use a digi 02, and it has a regular ac wall cord, do yours use the same?  Should i be worried about wattage as well?

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    Aug 1, 2012 9:19 PM (in response to Lordmongoose)

    Just got my shipping notification and tracking number. It arrives by the 7th—time to put my old MBP on Craigslist!

  • ClayG Level 4 Level 4 (1,415 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:29 PM (in response to JAlger)

    Got my shipping notice, too!

  • Erica M31 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:14 PM (in response to ClayG)

    I am just curious why everyone was solely waiting for this adapter to transfer files from their old MBPs.

     

    Did anyone use the Thunderbolt/Ethernet adaptor? I did. It transferred 300 GB from my old MBP in 1-hour.

     

    Is this adaptor less reliable or does it corrupt data?

     

    What am I missing?

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Aug 1, 2012 10:17 PM (in response to Erica M31)

    If you read any of posts to this thread you may of seen it has nothing to do with transferring DATA. It is about connecting FireWire devices to the rMBP. That could be hard drives that do not connect in any other way or certain peripherals that only connect by FW.

    So that is what you missed.

    Erica M31 wrote:

     

    I am just curious why everyone was solely waiting for this adapter to transfer files from their old MBPs.

     

    Did anyone use the Thunderbolt/Ethernet adaptor? I did. It transferred 300 GB from my old MBP in 1-hour.

     

    Is this adaptor less reliable or does it corrupt data?

     

    What am I missing?

  • Paul Klenk Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2012 9:04 AM (in response to Lordmongoose)

    Cannot find it through the Apple Store from East Coast access.  Talked to an online associate and she was baffled as well because she did not have access.

     

    If someone can buy it readily and ship it to me via US Postal Priority, then I will pay them for the service.

     

    So, here is what I'm seeking

     

    1.  Ability for another party to get the OEM with a day or so,

    2.  Willingness to send it out to me immediately using Priority mail.

    3.  Firm commitment by talking with an interested party.

    4.  Pay a portion immediately as an options contract.

    5.  Pay balance upon receipt.  Naturally, I get the sales receipt and that permit initial half payment.

     

    Total Payment to you . . . $50.00!

  • starlight5736 Calculating status...
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    Aug 2, 2012 9:08 AM (in response to Paul Klenk)

    have you tried clearing your cache out? In safari 6 go to preferences(cmd-,) or click safari in the menu bar and go to preferences. Then the privacy tab and click remove all website data.

     

    I am on the east coast as well and it shows up fine for me.

     

    Here is a direct link to the adapter:

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

  • TomWheel Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to Paul Klenk)

    Paul,

     

    I have never been able to find the Thunderbolt to Firewire cable on the Apple Store web site. Every time I click on any of teh links given in this long thread, I get a "page not found" error.  However, using the Apple Store app on my iPhone, I was able to order the cable and have it shipped to me.  In fact, shipment has already occurred, and I ordered yesterday afternoon.  If you have an iPhone, I suggest that you try this route to ordering the thunderbolt to firewire cable.

     

    Tom

  • Paul Klenk Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 9:41 AM (in response to TomWheel)

    I cleared the cache on my iPhone and tried the Apple Store app.  You are correct; this worked perfectly.  Thank you for your information and your kindness.  It is appreciated greatly!

     

    Paul

  • mr da Level 3 Level 3 (510 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 10:35 AM (in response to Erica M31)

    Erica M31: I also used the TB-Ethernet adapter to transfer the largest of my accounts - just ran an ethernet cable directly between the machines, turned airport off on one just in case, and ran migration assistant at both ends. Worked like a charm. I think many contributors to this thread are wanting the TB-FW adaptor for other reasons, e.g. connecting audio or video equipment.

  • kindkind1 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to mr da)

    For all with FW audio devices concerned about wattage.  Do your interfaces use ac wall power?  I use a digi 02, Should i be worried about wattage as well?

  • maarvold Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to kindkind1)

    AMAZINGLY, my Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adaptor just arrived via Fedex.  I ordered the faster shipping, fwiw.  Immediately, I ripped it out of the packing materials and plugged my Firewire 800/USB OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 7200 rpm [bus-powered] mini drive into my Macbook Air.  I dragged a 17 GB folder from the drive to the computer and it copied it in around 4 minutes.  Then I used Toast's "Compare" function to check the integrity of the transfer and it was perfect.  Now I'm dragging it back and the speed seems about the same. 

     

    It may be a "Repair Permissions" issue, but both transfers asked me to authenticate, with my password, before it would start copying.  I'm on Mountain Lion. 

     

    I bought this setup specifically to replace my older MBP to use Pro Tools (native) with the drive mentioned above and my Digi 002.  I'll probably test that later today; I'll post results after I do. 

  • jessecoane Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2012 11:18 AM (in response to maarvold)

    Could anyone test and see if you could hook up a thunderbolt drive to a firewire 800 port on a mac?  I tested it using my thunderbolt macbook air in target disk mode and it worked, but want to confirm it'll work with an external thunderbolt drive.  most thunderbolt drives are thunderbolt only and when shuttling drives around a lot of times thunderbolt isn't an option (it's great when it is).

     

    thanks in advance

  • maarvold Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to kindkind1)

    Here is the Digi 002 (Rack version) test setup:

     

    Macbook Air 1.8 G Core i7 & 4 GB RAM; running Mountain Lion 10.8 & PT 9.0.6 ->

    Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adaptor ->

    12" FW800 cable ->

    OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro [quad interface] mini 7200 rpm hard drive ->

    10' FW800-to-400 cable (from drive's 2nd 800 port) to 1394 [Firewire 400] port on Digi 002

     

    Pro Tools booted just fine.  I was able to both play back and record on a pair of tracks.  This whole setup should be so much faster, data-wise, that I would be surprised not to be able to use maximum possible track counts with the 002.  However, this test is very preliminary.  I will report back if I find additional problems or weirdness. 

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