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    Firewire to Thunderbolt
    I just got a external HD that uses Thunderbolt, my iMac is late 1009 with Firewire 800. Is there an adapter that I can use before I buy a new iMac?

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    I don't know if there is a single cable that will make the connection that you want. I am using the following things to connect a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a Firewire device. Although you are wotking from a Thunderbolt device to Firewire Mac these two components should works since the data can flow both ways.

    Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter paired with a Firewire 800 cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I don't know if there is a single cable that will make the connection that you want. I am using the following things to connect a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a Firewire device. Although you are wotking from a Thunderbolt device to Firewire Mac these two components should works since the data can flow both ways.

    Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter paired with a Firewire 800 cable
    Thank you, I will try that.

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    my iMac is late 1009
    Boy, is that old. How is it powered; fire, steam....? Silly of me but couldn't resist it

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Boy, is that old. How is it powered; fire, steam....? Silly of me but couldn't resist it

    Ian
    Mine is a 2007 model and still running sweetly. If it ain't broke... However, a new 27" was on the cards when (if) a new model is announced but I've just ordered a new car so this has been put on a back burner for while.
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    but I've just ordered a new car so this has been put on a back burner for while.

    Any chance you were able to purchase the new car as refurbished like one can with some new Macs???

    That could help with the newer Mac purchase, that's also refurbished possibly, which would maybe save enough to enjoy a pint or two if there's any actually available over your way.




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    Any chance you were able to purchase the new car as refurbished like one can with some new Macs???
    Sure Patrick. Just come on down to Houston, Texas where you can pick up a refurbished auto at a discount. And it will even come with free seaweed and few bits of shellfish stuck here and there in various places.

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