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Carry Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter In-Store

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by on ‎06-05-2014 01:51 PM

Mfr Part #:MD464ZM/A



Best Buy stores should begin stocking this cable as it is huge in the A/V world.  A lot of older video cameras and music equipment rely on Firewire 400/800 to operate and I think Best Buy is missing out on a huge opportunity by not stocking these.  On Amazon this cable ranks #97 out of the top 100 best-selling cables.


[Description from Manufacturer] 

Easily connect your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac to a FireWire device with the Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter. Small and compact, it connects to the Thunderbolt port on your Mac computer, giving you a FireWire 800 port that supplies up to 7W for bus-powered peripherals like hard drives and audio devices.

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on ‎06-05-2014 03:10 PM

Seems like a handy little item to have a connection for as a owner of an older camera myself.

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on ‎06-06-2014 10:28 AM
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by Valued Expert
on ‎06-09-2014 12:03 PM

Eventaully they need to get away from selling old technology products.   Thunderbolt is the new standard,  I really would not call 97 out of 100 as being huge.  The number of 400/800 sales will start to decline dramiaticaly from here on out.



on ‎06-09-2014 09:12 PM

Bobberuchi, It's easy for consumers to say comments like what you did, but if you think about most musicians and what they make in terms of revenue, it's not exactly a high-yielding salary industry.  That's why you have so many customers that are running on older equipment.  Thunderbolt hard drives range in excess of $200 for a Thunderbolt 1 drive and in excess of $500 for Thunderbolt 2.  Looking at Sweetwater's Thunderbolt music components, the chepeast one is $399...versus a $29 adapter. 97 out of 100 is also out of ALL of the computer cables that Amazon sells.  If you took just their computer cables only, they stock 1,416,916 as of 6/9/14 at 9:00pm.  

on ‎07-06-2014 09:29 PM

FYI this cable has now moved up to #15 on Amazon's Best Sellers in Computer Cable Adapters category.  To give you an idea, the only other two adapters that are more popular are the Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter at #13 and the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter at #4. Best Buy should really consider carrying this sooner rather than later.

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