I’m sure I recall a discussion about this here in the past, but I can’t find it so…
I have a late 2015 iMac with 4 USB 3 and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports running latest Mojave.
I have an OWC FireWire 800 drive but it uses a 1394 cable.
Is there a simple dongle or cable that will let me access this drive? (I’ve seen bits and bobs in a Google search, but I thought this brain trust would have a quick answer.)
This desire is a result of my search for a drive I can use to run Sibelius software. Their supported hardware information says they don’t support:
- APFS (Case-sensitive)
- APFS (Case-sensitive, Encrypted)
- Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
- Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)
My thought was to use the FireWire 800 as a Sibelius drive, formatting it with Mac OS Extended.
As an aside, Sibelius runs on my APFS Fusion Drive, but there do seem to be some slow down issues when disk access is involved such as loading sound sets or opening/closing files. I’m trying to determine if this can be solved by running from the FireWire 800 disk.
Thanks for any and all advice!