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Jennifer MayerUsing thunderbolt with firewire adapter on older mac
by on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:25:59 pm

Hello. Can I not use a thunderbolt to firewire adapter on 2010 Macbook Pro? I am trying to connect a Lacie 2Big external drive. It will only mount with USB cable. I am running OS X 10.8.5

Thank you.


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John RofranoRe: Using thunderbolt with firewire adapter on older mac
by on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:47:19 pm

[Jennifer Mayer] "Can I not use a thunderbolt to firewire adapter on 2010 Macbook Pro?"
I've never seen a Firewire-to-Thunderbolt Adapter? Can you point me to one?

There are Thunderbolt-to-Firewire adapters but I don't believe that you can go the other way.
[Jennifer Mayer] "I am trying to connect a Lacie 2Big external drive. It will only mount with USB cable."
Considering that your 2010 MacBook Pro only has USB 2.0 I'd say it's time for a new Mac because that's going to be far too slow unless you are just using it to store archived files.

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Jennifer MayerRe: Using thunderbolt with firewire adapter on older mac
by on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:52:32 pm

Thanks John. Yes, I did make the decision last night to go ahead and buy a new computer....heading out it little while to make the purchase. Leaning toward getting MacPro, but initially was thinking of getting MacBook Pro. Still kind of on the fence.


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John RofranoRe: Using thunderbolt with firewire adapter on older mac
by on Apr 2, 2015 at 12:59:01 pm

I guess it all depends on if you need the portability of a laptop or not. The new Mac Pro is quite impressive but it does chain you to a desk and the MacBook Pro is quite a capable laptop so I don't think you can go wrong either way. Good Luck!

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