|Item Weight||0.8 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.6 x 0.4 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||EL-FW-Adap|
|Manufacturer Part Number||EL-FW-Adap|
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elago FireWire 400 to 800 Adapter for Mac
|Price:||$9.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details|
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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!
I did an online search, found this product, purchased it. Upon arrival, plugged the adapter into my Mac Mini, plugged my legacy Firewire 400 device cable into other end of the adapter, and was back in business, no sweat!
Wish I had ordered this in the first place instead of dealing with those "experts"...
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked really great and saved me money because I was looking at another solution. Just getting this adapter helped everything work.Published 2 days ago by Tony Herman
Worked perfectly enabling me to use an old external backup hard drive.Published 5 days ago by D. Soibelman
Allowed me to used external hard drive for old Mac to new Mac. Life and money saver!Published 5 days ago by mm
The product works as advertised, sort of, but the problem for me is the form factor. When inserted into the Firewire 800 slot on my macbook pro, the slots on either side of it... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Paul K.
I bought this to adapt the firewire port on an older Apple 30 inch Cinema Display to my 2012 Mac Pro. It works great. My only dislike is how far it sticks out. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Zack Wade