Does FireWire to Thunderbolt work?

Does FireWire to Thunderbolt work?

Thunderbolt is backward compatible, as is FireWire and USB. However, none of them are forward compatible. So while you can use an adapter to plug an older FireWire device into a newer port (like Thunderbolt 2 or USB3) the other way is simply not feasible.

How do I connect my Focusrite Saffire to my Mac?

Did you know that you can use Focusrite’s Saffire Firewire interfaces with the Thunderbolt ports on your Mac? It’s true! All that’s required is a Firewire 400 to Firewire 800 cable and a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter. That’s it — just plug in the interface, and you’re good to go.

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.

Why is my focusrite not connecting to my Mac?

Temporarily disconnect all other USB devices from the Mac to maximize the power and bandwidth available to the Scarlett 2i2. Try a USB cable that works with other devices. Try a different USB port on the Mac. Zap PRAM using the directions here.

What is a FireWire 800 port?

FireWire 800. FireWire is a high-speed serial input/output (I/O) technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer or to each other. It’s one of the fastest peripheral standards ever developed—and now, at 800 megabits per second (Mbps), it’s even faster.

Can a FocusRite Saffire be connected to a Thunderbolt port?

Any PC users with a Thunderbolt™ port only will require the Apple Thunderbolt™ to Firewire adaptor to connect any of the Focusrite Saffire range of interfaces to their computer. Plans to test the Falcon Ridge chipset are in place so please refer to this article for updates in the near future.

Can a Saffire interface connect to a FireWire port?

Applies to; Saffire Pro 14, Saffire Pro 24 & Saffire Pro 24, Saffire Pro 26, Saffire Pro 40, Liquid Saffire 56 The above audio interfaces are all Firewire 400 devices and so feature the Firewire 400 style port as pictured below.

Is the Saffire PRO 14 compatible with Thunderbolt?

N.B: Although the Saffire Pro 14, 24 and 24 DSP have all been seen to work successfully without the power adaptor, we always recommend that customers use the included 12V power supply when connecting their Saffire via the Apple Thunderbolt™ to Firewire adaptor. We’d like to know how we could improve this article.

Is the Focusrite USB 3.1 compatible with Windows?

Always check for the Thunderbolt logo) Compatible: YES on Mac however there is no Thunderbolt support for the Red Range on Windows at present. If you are in any doubt as to whether your computer has USB 3.1 or Thunderbolt 3 ports please consult the computer manufacturer.