Locate your Mac computer’s FireWire port. It will usually be located near the USB port and will be just a bit narrower and taller than USB ports, with angled corners on one side of the port. Use FireWire devices with Mac. You can use FireWire (sometimes called IEEE 1394 or i.LINK) to connect external devices, such as a hard drive or a digital video camera, without needing to restart your computer. A FireWire port provides power, so the connected device usually doesn’t need its own power cable. Mac OS X v10.2.7 or higher for USB 2.0 mode. Specifications. Compliance: USB-IF, OHCI-compliant, FCC/CE/C-Tick-compliant. Indicator Light Status: 1 Power LED Package Includes. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 6-Port Hub for Mac mini. FireWire Cable. USB Peripheral Cable User Manual. (Power supply not needed).


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. See Find out how to service or repair your Mac. If the device is connected to a FireWire hub: Make sure the device and the hub are the same speed. For example, connect a FireWire 800 printer to a FireWire 800 hub. If more than one device is connected to the FireWire port: Disconnect all other devices. Connect the device directly to the computer.

A FireWire® hub is a computer peripheral that can increase the number of IEEE 1394 interface devices that may be attached to a computer. Many FireWire® hubs also include universal serial bus (USB) ports, which can allow even more devices to be connected. It is often possible for a FireWire® hub to function as a repeater, allowing many hubs or other devices to be daisy chained together. Another function that these hubs may provide is to facilitate network connections, since it is often possible to create a local area network (LAN) over FireWire®.

The IEEE 1394 standard was introduced in 1995, and is commonly known by brand name such as FireWire®, i.LINK™ and Lynx™. These brand names all typically represent the same underlying technology, connectors and transfer protocols. A FireWire® hub will typically allow any IEEE 1394 device with the correct plug to be connected or chained together. There are different types of IEEE 1394 though, including 1394a-2000 and 1394b-2002. Some FireWire® plugs use six circuit connectors, while others use four or nine.

Many computers have only one IEEE 1394 port, while others have none at all. A FireWire® hub typically requires at least one IEEE 1394 port to function. Hubs that have both FireWire® and USB connections will typically require one of each to be plugged into the computer. If a computer lacks an IEEE 1394 port, the solution is typically to install an expansion card that includes the functionality. A FireWire® hub may then be used to expand the number of IEEE 1394 devices that can be connected to the computer.

One feature that is common among FireWire® devices is the ability to daisy chain. There is a maximum limit of how long a FireWire® cable can be, though many devices, repeaters, or hubs can be chained together to increase this length. Multiple hubs can increase the physical distance of a device from the computer it is connected to. In the same way, multiple hubs may often be chained together to greatly increase the number of devices that can be connected at once.

FireWire® is typically capable of creating network connections without the use of any external router hardware. This can usually be accomplished by simply connecting one computer to another using IEEE 1394 ports, depending on the capabilities of the operating system (OS). A FireWire® hub may be used to increase the number of computers that can be connected to such a network.

Hi there,

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I have an older iMac that I make music on. Due to the number of midi devices connected to the computer, I need more high speed USB ports to run all of the devices with minimal latency.

My firewire port has sat there quite uselessly since purchasing the computer, and I was wondering if anyone can recommend a powered male firewire to female USB hub. I would assume that the firewire port can handle more data than a USB port, hence will avoid some of the latency/device recognition issues that I am having with my existing USB to USB hub (unpowered).

Firewire 800 Hub For Mac

If anyone could offer some advice as to how I should negotiate this issue, I would very much appreciate it.


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p.s. are there any issues with serial port selection when running such a hub through the firewire port?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)


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