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how to run a thunderbolt hard disk on my old mac

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Feb 3, 2013 11:22 PM



I heard from Western Digital supplier here in my country(Malaysia) that they will no longer come out with Firewire 800 hard disk and replace with Thunderbolts.
My company uses FW800 HDD for our Video Editing jobs and I would like to ask is there any ways that I can run Thunderbolts HDD on my old Mac Pros?
As far as I know, all my office machines does not have Thundebolts and it would cost a bomb for us to change all the Mac Pro.


I was told that they will be using USB3.0 for the upcoming batch of HDD but it will be still slow to use USB to work comparing to FW or Thunderbolt. Also our Mac Pros does not have USB3.0 ports as well so plugging in USB3.0 will only run at normal speed.


Would appreciate if anyone can share their knowledge and help me here.



Best Regards,

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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