How Many FireWire Devices Can Be on a Single Set of Resources?

If you’re trying to connect FireWire devices to newer laptops, you’ll need to change it to USB-C. However, there is no such cable that turns FireWire into USB-C, so you’ll need to follow some steps to make it work. In this article, we’ll show you how to take any FireWire and turn it into USB-C, so you can plug it into your Mac or PC.

There are three types of FireWire – FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and FireWire DV. You may need to use this for DV cameras, old cameras, and some hard drives. The first thing you need is a FireWire cable that has a FireWire 800 on one end. If you’re starting from 400 or DV FireWire, you’ll need a cable that makes it 800.

Once you have the cable, you need a dongle that goes from FireWire 800 to Thunderbolt 2. This is still not the end result, so you’ll need one more piece. You’ll need a Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C adapter. We recommend Apple’s adapter because some third-party dongles may not work.

Connect the FireWire cable to the dongle, and then connect the first dongle to Thunderbolt 2. Finally, connect the Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C adapter to the second dongle. This will be your big dongle that you can plug into your computer.

Plug the FireWire cable into the hard drive, and then plug it into the two dongles. Plug the dongle into your laptop, and the hard drive should pop up on your computer. If it doesn’t get recognized, you might need to use a different computer.

All the items mentioned in this article are linked in the description from Amazon. We hope this solution helps you connect your FireWire devices to your laptop or PC.


How many devices can you connect to FireWire?
Connecting and disconnecting FireWire devices. For up to 16 devices, use a chain to connect devices together. For 17 or more devices, set up the devices in a hierarchy, or tree arrangement. Note: You can also use a FireWire hub to connect multiple FireWire devices to your computer.
How many devices can a single FireWire port support?
FireWire supports data rates of 100, 200, and 400 Mbps. It supports up to 63 devices with a maximum cable length of 4.5 meters between devices. The maximum number of hops in a chain is 16 for a total maximum end-to-end distance of 72 meters.
Does FireWire only support one device?
In addition to connecting peripherals such as camcorders or external hard drives, Firewire can be used to connect two computers to transfer files.