Konnekt / PowerCore compatibility with Apple laptop models

Question

Are the Konnekt audio interfacesPowerCore Platform compatible with the Apple laptop models?

Answer

MacBook Air

Unfortunately, as the MacBook Air has no FireWire connectors at all, it is incompatible with the Konnekt / PowerCore. We are not aware of any types of adapters/converters that would enable the Konnekt / PowerCore to work with this laptop model.

More info: Konnekt / PowerCore: Using USB to FireWire converter.


MacBook

Unfortunately, as the MacBook models (launched in October 2008) have no FireWire connectors at all, they are incompatible with the Konnekt / PowerCore. We are not aware of any types of adapters/converters that would enable the Konnekt / PowerCore to work with these laptops.

More info: Konnekt / PowerCore: Using USB to FireWire converter.

MacBook models launched prior to October 2008, have a single FireWire 400 port and are compatible with the Konnekt / PowerCore.

If you are not sure which model you have, please refer to the Apple product specifications.


MacBook Pro

The MacBook Pro models have a FireWire 800 (FW800) port, but no FireWire 400 (FW400). However, the Konnekt / PowerCore are compatible with this model, in three ways:

  • FW800 is backwards compatible with FW400, so you only need a relatively cheap FW800-to-FW400 cable,
  • A more robust but more expensive solution, would be to buy a dedicated FW800-to-FW400 adapter, such as this one.
  • You can also add an ExpressCard/34 based FW400 adapter and connect the Konnekt / PowerCore directly to that.

More info: Konnekt / PowerCore: Using USB to FireWire converter.


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