Thunderbolt 3 to Firewire 800

Just purchased a new mac book pro that has thunderbolt 3 connections but all my WD 2TB drives are firewire 800s. Only thing I have found that can connect them are two apple products which keep disconnecting and reconnecting. Its a Thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 cable and a Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor cable. They worked for about a week and now today have stopped. Apple support were useless as were the local store.

Anyone else got this sorted?


You can contact WD’s Technical Support about this.

To Contact WD for Technical Support:

I did already. They couldn’t help. They said I need an adaptor. No kidding…