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elago FireWire 400 to 800 Adapter for Mac

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  • FireWire 800(1394b) to FireWire 400(1394b) connector adapter
  • Works with standard 6-pin male FW400 cables
  • IEEE 1394 compliant
  • Design for Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac and all other computers
  • Warranty: 1 year
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: elago
  • Model: EL-FW-Adap

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.4 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002TF0ZDQ
  • Item model number: EL-FW-Adap
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 19, 2009

Product Description

Include: FireWire 400 to 800 Adapter 1pcs , elago FireWire 400 to 800 FireWire adapter provides a simple way to connect FireWire 400 devices to the latest Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iMac and all other computers with a FireWire 800 port. Just plug it in between a FireWire 800 port and a standard FireWire 400 cable's 6-pin male connector (the other end of the FW400 cable plugs into your FireWire device).

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Customer Reviews

Seems solidly built.
Douglas L Wheeler
This adapter worked great connecting my camera's FireWire 400 (i.LINK) cable to my imac's FireWire 800 port!
themom1980
This is a very hard to find adapter so if you are tempted I'd say just buy it.
Jeffrey F Knakal

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By KSBAY on January 21, 2010
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Let's say you just bought a new Mac. And you realize it has a Firewire 800 slot. And you have a few Firewire 400 hardrive enclosures you'd rather not get rid of.

Instead of going out and buying a new set of Firewire400 to Firewire800 cables to use with your mac and existing Firewire hard drives, this is the economical solution to your problems. Just buy this and you can continue to use your old FW400 cables and save yourself some money.

The adapter has a FW400 slot at one end where you plug in your existing FW400 cable and a FW800 plug at the other end which you plug into your Mac's FW800 slot. The adapter itself is chunky, and is a tight fit in the slot right next to my mini DP to DVI adapter but it does fit and it works.

There have been no random disconnects or data dropouts during my usage of the adapter to connect my external hard drives and transfer data to and from my mac. I have two of these and both work perfectly on my computer.

Considering the fact that other companies sell a single Firewire 800 to 400 adapter for prices ranging between 10 to 12 dollars, this is definitely a good value buy at $6.99

However, if you're looking for a flexible product that fits more easily next to your Mini DP to Mini DVI adapter, the moshi FireWire 800 to 400 adapter may be an option you should consider.

Hope this helps!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Riley on February 4, 2010
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The elago FW 400 to 800 adapter saves a lot of space in a laptop case. I've been carrying extra cables for different situations, but this adapter enables using one FW 400 cable for both kinds of drives.
Why is it, however, that the computer designers are hellbent on crowding inputs together as closely as possible, but cable and adapter manufacturers (particularly USB flash drives) are making their devices bulkier. The one drawback with the elago adapter is the swathing of plastic wrapping the 400 to 800 connector. The elago crowds the adjacent USB ports on my Mac Book Pro so much that a flash drive cannot be used in that port when the elago is in place. Maybe careful whittling or filing would bring it down to the correct girth.
On the plus side: the adapter works flawlessly and is priced right.
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Artist Robert on March 15, 2010
This product worked ok, but it was so wide it prevented me from plugging a USB cable into the adjacent USB port on my MacBook Pro. I recommend the Sonnet FAD-824, which is not as wide and did not have this problem.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. R. Bischoff on August 25, 2010
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I just got a new iMac to replace my 4-year-old one. I didn't know that Firewire standards had changed until I tried to plug in my 1T La Cie backup drive and the cable wouldn't fit into the port on the new Mac. Amazon delivered this adapter plug in two days and I'm back in business. It is truly plug-and-play and does not interfere with other ports on the back of my Mac (which may have more space than laptops).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Finley on February 13, 2012
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This converter works great. I'm using it to hook my older DV camcorder to my computer to import movies. Unlike the Moshi FireWire 800 to 400 Adapter (99MO023901), this little converter actually works!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Laurentiu Todie on April 18, 2011
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My $4000 Mac system comes with FireWire 800 ports.
My $1000 Canon camcorder has EireWire 400.
This little piece of simple technology makes them work together : )
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Enjolras TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 7, 2011
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I bought this because all of my external hard drives use firewire 400, but my new computer only has an 800 port. This little device saved me from having to replace all my external hardware and worked pretty well. I use it to back up my hard drive and it's pretty fast. Definitely glad I found this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jim M. on August 17, 2010
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The adapter that allows the use of older firewire cables with the new, smaller 800 firewire ports. It's much less expensive than replacing all of your firewire cables and provides flexibility to make any hardware adaptable.
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