Drobo

Connect Drobo Pro Firewire 800 to USB C Computer

My old Drobo Pro workhorse is moving to a new computer with only usb-c connections. I can’t find a firewire 800 to usb-c adapter. Any suggestions on how to make this happen?

Currently I have a Firewire to thunderbolt adapter connected to a thunderbolt to usb-c adapter. Double adapters makes me nervous.

I haven’t tried this myself, but what came to mind was a powered Dock. You may still need to use a FireWire to thunderbolt adapter depending on the selected unit. Go to One World Computing and navigate to their Docks / Hubs page for some ideas. Other 3rd party docks would also be worth considering.