Worked perfectly to help me transfer old videos from tape to digital form. I bought this as a "one-time-use" product and it did the job very well. It was very fairly priced. I had the same problem as another reviewer: the included cable did not work. But I bought a new cable for $5, and everything worked like a charm. Even with the extra expense of the cable, this was totally worth it and I'm glad this value option exists, as Firewire is disappearing fast.
I installed the express card in a windows 8.1 laptop computer and it automagically installed the driver (without the CD which was NOT included in the package), and it worked perfectly with an IEEE 1394 six pin external memory device. It worked for me. I don't know why you are supposed to get a CD for the driver. Maybe you don't need it. I did not use the included 6 to 4 pin cable.
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Short & Sweet: The card/adapter works great, but the cable is flaky.
My Lenovo T420 already has a 4 pin 1394 firewire port, what I wanted though was the ability to use 6 pin wires. The card came quick & was very easy to and install. At first though I was not getting a acknowledging tone from my computer when I connected the cable to a camera; turns out that the cable which came with the card has issues and more often then not was not working right. Once I switched out the cable with another I has it has worked fine each time.
Cables are easy to come by; doesnt bother me that the included one is a dud. Heck, most 1394 cables I have ever gotten have had issues.
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