FireWire (IEEE 1394) is an interface standard for a serial bus for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer. It was developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s by Apple.

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What's the fastest connection speed / shortest elapsed time using Migration Assistant?

When using Migration Assistant to move users, files, and folders from an old Mac to a new one, you have a few different choices, depending on the Macs involved. Presuming that both Macs have ...
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Does daisy chaining FireWire 800 and 400 cause all devices to use 400 speeds?

I recently purchased a Drobo, and in looking over some online documentation, I encountered this support article which states: If a FireWire 400 device is also connected, it will pull down the ...
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Do the FireWire ports on the early 2011 MacBook Pros use 4-pin or 9-pin connectors?

I've ordered a MacBook Pro (early 2011, 13-inch, 2.3 ghz), to replace my aging and breaking-down iMac G5. I'll need to run a FireWire cable from an audio interface (also on order, that has a 6-pin ...
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Can I daisy chain Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 to FireWire 400

If I had a FireWire 400 DVD drive connected (via a FireWire 400-800 cable) to a FireWire 800 hard drive that was then connected via a Thunderbolt to FireWire 800 adapter to a Thunderbolt hard drive, ...
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Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire?

Does Thunderbolt support the same kind of network architecture that FireWire does? If you have a Mac with two FireWire ports, you can daisy-chain FireWire devices in a loop with the Mac at both ends ...
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Firewire cable disconnected during Migration; process interrupted [duplicate]

this is my first post here but it seems like a helpful place. I got a used 2010 MacBook pro last weekend, and have had a hell of a time trying to transfer data from my older MBP via Migration ...
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iMac-to-iMac Migration was interrupted; Now, source iMac is reading as 0.0GB

I attempted twice to migrate my iMac (2006) to my iMac (2009), first via wireless and second via LAN. The connection was interrupted both times, but the second time left it unable to 'resume from ...
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iMac - Airport 'Looking for networks' affects FireWire audio device

This problem has been driving me mad for months and started when I upgraded to OS X Lion from Snow Leopard on my iMac. I've got a Saffire 56 external audio device connected via FireWire (works ...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...