2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2017 11:13 AM by Warren Heaton

    How should I use my Firewire 800 external drives with my 2017 iMac that has Thunderbolt 3/USB-C and USB 3.0?

    eggplant5 Level 1

      I just bought the new 2017 27" iMac and it's been awhile since I've edited video. I have a slew of 2013ish LaCie hard drives that have firewire 800 and USB 3.0 (b type) outputs that have plenty of room on them for editing and I'd like to continue using them before buying new hard drives. I only have firewire cables, and I couldn't find a firewire 800 to thunderbolt 3 adapter, so now I'm daisy-chaining Firewire 800-Thunderbolt 2-Thunderbolt 3. How stupid is this and what would you recommend aside from buying all new hard drives with thunderbolt. Is USB 3.0 the better way to go?