Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter
What is this?
A Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter.
Why did I buy it?
I purchased my Drobo to use with a Mac mini that only has USB 2.0 and Firewire 800. The Drobo also has USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 so there are no issues in this scenario. However, when I occasionally want to hook it up to my Macbook Pro the only option, out of the box, is to use the slow USB 2.0 input - hell to the no.
The Macbook Pro, while lacking Firewire 800 has Thunderbolt, and Apple makes this handy Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt adapter so I can eek out all the performance possible.