I’m getting ready to upgrade an old Mac mini. I plan on replacing it with a new Mac mini. Part of my existing configuration includes several FireWire hard drives and a FireWire iSight camera.
Does anyone know if these will work?
I know I will need to buy a few adapters (Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2, Thunderbolt to FireWire, and FW800-FW400). I also know that these adapter will not be able to power my devices, but the hard drives have their own power supplies and I have a powered FireWire hub which (I hope) should be able to power the iSight.
So the real question is whether this will work at all or if I should expect to buy new equipment.
In the final analysis, it probably doesn’t matter much (the hard drives can connect via USB, and I may want to replace them anyway, and good web cameras are easy to find), but it would be nice to know what I should expect.