Add both 9-pin and 6-pin FireWire ports from a single card with data transfer speeds up to 800Mbps and 400Mbps respectively
Includes a Digital Video Editing kit to get started importing video right out of the box
Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support
Two FireWire 800 ports with support for data transfer rates up to 800 Mbps
One FireWire 400 port with support for transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
Complaint with IEEE 1394-1995, 2000, 1394b and OHCI 1.1 standards
Compliant with PCI revision 2.2 specifications
Compatible with 3.3V/5V, 32/64-bit PCI or PCI-X slots
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
awesome item,perfect for video. Works well with win xp and even better with win 7. The free video kit is very simple but great if your just starting out.Hooks up easy , just remember to go to the website and get the latest drivers first before install.The software download gives you full control over the device and the options to switch drivers back and forth with just one click.I have used this in both 400 a and 800b modes and the speed and quality is great.A good way to upgrade your computer without having to replace the mobo. get this product.if you want a low price and great tech.
For those hoping to get maximum transfer speeds - the 800 Mbps only works when the card is plugged into a 64-bit PCI slot. If plugged into a 32-bit PCI slot, the card defaults to 400 Mbps regardless of which peripheral is attached. This information is provided in the manual only, unfortunately not in the item description or their spec sheet (should be listed under system requirements!).
This product worked fine for the most part, but I have a strange problem with it. I installed the card in what I believe to be a standard PCI slot. However, the card extends beyond the slot. I thought nothing much of this at first, but the results bear out a problem. The two Firewire 800 input jacks are working fine, but the one I really need for my video transfer device - the Firewire 400 input jack - is totally dead. A tech guy I consulted - who knows far more about computers than me - guessed that the contact section of the card that extends beyond the slot is the part that powers the 400 input jack. I have only heard of 'PCI' and 'PCI express' slots/cards. The tech made up a name for the card 'PCI extended' and said he had never seen this before. The card is clearly built for a longer slot than I have. I do know the difference between a PCI and a PCIe. My computer is a brand new custom build. I wonder if there are more than one type of PCI? I want to buy the right...
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