Is there a FireWire to Thunderbolt adapter?
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.
Can I use a FireWire to USB adapter to connect my FireWire interface?
No, it is not possible to connect a FireWire interface to your computer’s USB port via a FireWire to USB adapter since this connection is not sufficient to run a FireWire audio interface.
Is FireWire 400 fast enough for audio?
Both FireWire (400 & 800) and USB (2.0 and beyond) have plenty of bandwidth available for multi-track audio recording, even at high sample rates and bit depth. Latency has much to do with the drivers, the host computer, and the audio interface used.
Is FireWire the same as Thunderbolt?
The major difference is that the speed at which FireWire transfers data is less than the speed (400-800 Mbps) at which Thunderbolt transfers data (10 Gbps). Also, FireWire is more commonly as compared to Thunderbolt. FireWire has been designed by Apple whereas Thunderbolt has been designed by Apple and Intel.
Can you connect FireWire 800 to USB?
The quick answer was there is no such a thing: Once again, there are NO, NONE FireWire to USB adapters. Such adapters ADAPT the connection ends NOT the actual data transfer protocol! However we know FW800 is faster than USB2.
Is Thunderbolt the same as FireWire 800?
FireWire and Mini DisplayPort aren’t the same. FireWire 800 is a port used only for data, and Mini DisplayPort is used for audio (in some computers) and video. There isn’t any FireWire to VGA adapter because FireWire doesn’t work with video. Also, you have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro, that it hasn’t got Thunderbolt.
Do FireWire to USB adapters work?
No, it is not possible to connect a FireWire interface to your computer’s USB port via a FireWire to USB adapter since this connection is not sufficient to run a FireWire audio interface. If your computer does not have a built in FireWire port you should check if it has a PCI
What is the Thunderbolt port for?
The Thunderbolt port allows for the possibility of daisy chaining Thunderbolt Displays from a supported Mac, or connecting other devices that have Thunderbolt ports, such as external hard drives and video capture devices.
What is a Thunderbolt cable?
Thunderbolt is a video and data cable format originally developed by Intel in 2011. It combines DisplayPort and PCI Express signals into a single physical connection that can support both peripheral storage devices and displays.