10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2013 10:47 AM by LINDA CATE
LINDA CATE Level 2 Level 2

Old eMac not working, you all tell me I need a firewire cable to clear all my files to my new Mac Mini, I just looked them up, eMac says "Firewire 400", while Mini says "Firewire 800". Is this going to work? I had tons of my CDs and over 25,000 photos in eMac. I don't have hard copies of them. I had tried years ago to burn CDs of the pix, when I got my laptop, but when I opened them, phooey, many were only thumbnails. I'm not sure what type the connection on my Seagate 1.5TB Ext HD is. I didn't format it to make the Mac switch when I came to the Mini from the Windows laptop. I didn't have it when the eMac was working. Now, anyone able to tell me what cable I need, please help.


Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Samsung Display
Solved by dwb on Jul 30, 2013 12:40 PM Solved
But not used on a Mac so I saw no need to mention it.
Reply by lllaass on Jul 30, 2013 10:18 AM Helpful
You need a FW cable with FW 400 on one end and FW 800 on the other end. Or you can get a cable with FW400 on each end and  a FW 800 to FW 400 adopter. That is what I use.
Reply by dwb on Jul 30, 2013 11:10 AM Helpful
9 pin is FW 800 6 pin is FW 400 Your eMac will be FW 400 as has already been mentioned.

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