It appeared and disappeared a few times over the first day of supposed availability, but now it seems to have arrived for good: the Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter originally announced with the most recent laptop refresh is now on sale.
The adapter works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macs and supplies 7W of power for bus-powered devices. Given the theoretical bandwidth of Thunderbolt far outstrips the Firewire spec, the adapter should have no problem keeping up with the fastest drives.
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Thunderbolt to Firewire adapter now definitely available originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sat, 04 Aug 2012 01:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.