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Macbook Con Firewire 400 & Blu-Ray

October 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments

macbook proI love these Apple update products. It makes you look at your functional machine and want it to explode so you can get the brand new Mac product. Maybe not this time. The new Macbook Pro forgot to include a firewire 400 port. But they have included a firewire 800 port. That is faster and better than the 400. Indeed it is.

Not sure if many people will have the same problem as I would if I purchased the new Macbook Pro. I download my footage from my camcorder through a 1394 connectors, which are FireWire 400. That means I have to spend money on an expresscard/34 adapter with firewire 400. I also prefer not to use USB 2.0 external hard drives just a preference… nothing really to back me up.

Another thing that bugs me is still no internal Blu-Ray burner for the Mac. Clients are now asking for Blu-Ray discs, it would be nice if we could burn it from our laptops. Another fancy update and I’m not impressed Apple. If I were to spend money on a new Apple I’d look into a refurbished Macbook Pro.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jon // Oct 28, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    Why not just use a firewire 400 to 800 cable?

  • 2 Andy Coon // Oct 28, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    That’s a great point… You know some days I need to research before I complain.. Geeezz

  • 3 Rob // Oct 29, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    This $56 hub will allow you to connect firewire 400 devices to firewire 800 port.

    “Item Uses NEC Japan USB 2.0 Chip and Ti 1394b Repeater Hub Chip 4-Port USB 2.0 and 3-Port IEEE-1394 (2-ports 1394b + 1-port 1394a)”

  • 4 Andy Coon // Oct 29, 2008 at 2:28 pm


    I also found an adapter on amazon for $12. But its pointless since my computer is running perfectly fine. Thanks for the linkage.

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