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Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter on DELL XPS 2720 with Thunderbolt port running Windows 8.1
on 28 April 2014
I was really sceptical about buying this as many reviewers and forums had mentioned that they aren't sure about this working on Windows PC.
I have a Dell XPS 2720 with a thunderbolt port running Windows 8.1. Connected the Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter and Windows 8.1 immediately popped a message saying that it was installing drivers for IEEE Controller and I was elated with joy. Plugged in the cables end to end into my old DV camcorder and Windows immediately recognized the device as a VCR.
Switched on the camcorder, launched Movie Maker, and importing all the old movies from my tapes onto digital format. Simply Brilliant. Farewell to all the old tapes and the old camcorder.
I required 3 cables for this and purchased the following:
Firewire 400 to 800 adapter - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0044LP9V6/
Firewire 4pin to 6pin - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001TH7GVY/
Apple Thunderbolt to Firewire Adapter - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B008RXYOKY/