Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 4:26 PM (in response to bpf1947)
Yes. Use a FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to bpf1947)
No firewire ports on the new iMac's, you will need to use USB 3 or Thunderbolt connection. I am sure you can find an adaptor for each online.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2013 4:36 PM (in response to bpf1947)
I am now using 3 3 WD My Book Studio FireWire External Hard Drives on my older iMac. I am thinking of getting a new iMac and see that they do not have a firewire plug. Is there a way to use these drives with a new iMac?
My configuration is:
>>> is a Thunderbolt cable connection
---> is a FW800 cable connection
Thunderbolt on iMac >>> Thunderbolt Drive 1 >>> Thunderbolt Drive 2 >>> Apple Thunderbolt to FW800 adapter ---> Nitro 8-Port FW800 Hub ---> 3 FW800 drives (I don't like chaining FW drives thus the hub).
The above configuration works like a champ. No problems at all.late-2012 27" i7 iMac, 32GB, 3TB Fu, OS X Mountain Lion, iPad '4'; ATV3; mid 2012 MBA;