Does FireWire work with Mac?
Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.
What is a FireWire cable for Mac?
Firewire is most often used to connect digital camcorders, external hard drives, and other devices that can benefit from the high transfer rates (up to 480 Mbps) supported by the Firewire connection. The iSight camera used for chatting on the Mac connects using a Firewire cable.
Does Thunderbolt support FireWire?
Thunderbolt is backward compatible, as is FireWire and USB. However, none of them are forward compatible. So while you can use an adapter to plug an older FireWire device into a newer port (like Thunderbolt 2 or USB3) the other way is simply not feasible.
What type of FireWire port is on the MacBook Pro?
Originally developed by Apple in 1999 the FireWire 800 ports are available in non-retina MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. They were first called FireWire 400 but have since been updated to FireWire 800. The FW800 variant supports daisy-chaining with a high speed of 800 Mb/sec.
What is 1394 cable used for?
FireWire, also called IEEE 1394 or i. LINK, high-speed computer data-transfer interface that was used to connect personal computers, audio and video devices, and other professional and consumer electronics.
What are IEEE 1394 devices?
IEEE 1394, High Performance Serial Bus, is an electronics standard for connecting devices to your personal computer. IEEE 1394 provides a single plug-and-socket connection on which up to 63 devices can be attached with data transfer speeds up to 400 Mbps ( megabit s per second).
Do Macs have FireWire ports?
This past summer Apple announced its 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a surprising omission: no FireWire port. In its place is Apple’s latest peripheral connector, USB 3.0, which provides equivalent performance and is widely used in recent Windows PCs.
What was the last iMac to have FireWire?
ferrarr said: Looks like the 2011 model is the last iMac to have FireWire (800) ports.