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Old 08-03-2019, 02:19 PM
c.evans c.evans is offline
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Default 003 with new iMac connection

Hello all!

I just had to upgrade my iMac to a 2019 version and it has no firewire ports to run my 003 control surface. I tried running USB to a Quad interface drive and then firewire 400 to my 003 but it didn't work.

I'm finding it difficult to even find an adaptor that might work.

Any ideas?

Home Studio Setup:
PT 9.0.5
Mac OSX 10.7.2
iMac 27"
3.4 GHZ 8 Core i7
8 gigs of ram
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Chad Evans
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Gaither Studios
Owner/Operator Big Mix Productions
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:58 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: 003 with new iMac connection

USB to Firewire? You cannot go from USB to Firewire, no way possible. But you can go from Thunderbolt to Firewire.

And a Quad interface drive does not provide protocol conversions between any of the IO ports, it's just a dumb drive.

This has been discussed here many times (you should search before posting) ....

Use an Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter and then an Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter, and then a third party Firewire 800 to 400 adapter or cable.

Older OWC Thunderbolt 3 docks also have a Firewire 800 port.

And while at it take all your old HDD drives, and ideally copy them to the internal iMac SSD. Or if there is not space then the external USB 3.1 SSD drives (like a Samsung T5) or NVMe drive (Samsung X5 or Sonnet Fusion SSD) and throw those old quad interface HDD in the trash.
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