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Apple's Thunderbolt FireWire adapter is a one-way connector

While Apple's new adapter can be attached to a computer by its FireWire connection, it will not provide Thunderbolt over FireWire.

By August 3, 2012


Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter now available

Over a month after announcing the adaptor at WWDC, Apple has finally made it available for Thunderbolt users.

By August 1, 2012


Security concerns on Apple's FileVault decryption via FireWire

Since the news of Passware being able to decrypt FileVault over FireWire connections, Mac users might be concerned about the integrity of the security on their computers.

By February 2, 2012


FireWire hits 2 billion ports, still far behind USB

The 1394 Trade Association is touting the success of FireWire ports , saying that the technology has reached the 2 billion ports mark. But that puts it far behind its competitor, USB.

By January 13, 2011


Does losing FireWire on a MacBook bother you?

Apple's new unibody MacBook adds a lot of new features, but loses one that's been a longtime standby: FireWire.

By October 21, 2009


MacFixIt D.Y.K.: Your FireWire port may charge devices even if your Mac is off

From the "did you know?" files, a recently updated Apple knowledge base article reminds us that your FireWire port may still allow you to charge devices even if your Mac is asleep or turned off.

By July 23, 2009


Troubleshooting FireWire drives

Time Machine and other backup programs have boosted demand for external hard drives. To meet this demand, drive manufacturers began marketing their products in external enclosures, but have not always incporated the most compatible chipsets and controller

By February 9, 2009


USB 3.0 will crush eSATA, FireWire

Intel demonstrated a working version of USB 3.0 at CES last week. Here's what we can look forward to with the new technology.

By January 13, 2009


WD adds FireWire 800 to Mac external hard drive

The new My Passport Studio from Western Digital gets larger in size, and the addition of FireWire 800.

By October 30, 2008


FireWire omission on new MacBooks a troubleshooting, iMove nightmare; Apple censors threads

Apple's omission of a FireWire port on the new Aluminum (Late 2008) MacBooks is stirring discontent among MacFIxIt readers and on Apple's discussion boards.

By October 14, 2008