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It was a big mistake for Apple to omit the FW port on the white MacBook. The problem you hilite is the reason I don't recommentd the macbook to any of my clients.
However, the problem is solveable - although you may/will have to do some breaking and entering.
There is no cable adaptor - nor will there ever be, the protocols are so radically different that they can never talk to each other.
The simplest option is to connect your drive to another mac that has got FW (800 or 400 - it doesn't matter as long as the cable will connect the two units) then use file sharing to transfer the conent of the drive to you MacBook either by ethernet (preferable) or by wifi (much slower).
The breaking and entereing option imvolves opening up the firelilte and removing its HD (it's easy) then get a unit like this Overview or this http://www.maplin.co.uk/sata-hard-drive-usb-docking-station-222999
There are other much cheaper units and they all work fairly well. I have several as I'm up against your problem regularly
Posted on Apr 01, 2011
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