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2 Port ExpressCard 1394b FireWire Laptop Adapter Card

Add 2 FireWire800 ports to a laptop through an ExpressCard slot

Product ID: EC1394B2

  • 2 FireWire800 ports, with supported data transfer rates up to 800 Mbps
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394b and backward compatible with IEEE 1394a - 2000 as well as 1394-1995 standards
  • Fits in both 34mm and 54mm ExpressCard slots
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  • Optional external power support for high-powered FireWire devices
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
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99,35 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

This 2 Port ExpressCard FireWire Adapter Card adds two 1394b FireWire ports to a laptop computer, providing a cost-effective way to add IEEE 1394A and IEEE 1394B FireWire devices even if the laptop doesn’t have a built-in FireWire 400 or FireWire 800 port.

Simply insert the IEEE 1394B FireWire 800 card (EC1394B2) into an ExpressCard slot, and you’ll be able to connect a broad range of FireWire devices to your laptop, while relying on data transfer speeds of up to 800Mbps.

Plus, the card is backward compatible with 1394a devices, so you can connect both FireWire 400 and 800 devices to the notebook, using the same adapter.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add 2 FireWire800 ports to a laptop computer with either a 34mm or 54mm ExpressCard slot
  • Optional external power connector to allow support for high powered FireWire devices
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add a high-speed FireWire port to a laptop without any FireWire ports

Connect a digital camera to a laptop with an ExpressCard slot to download photos and video

Connect a high-speed external hard drive to an ExpressCard-enabled system

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2213A
Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.4 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Separate power adapter only required if connecting high-powered FireWire device(s) that draw more power than ExpressCard slot can provide.
System and Cable Requirements One available ExpressCard Slot
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Output Current 2A+
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type H
Power Source Not Included (not required for standard applications)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 120 mm [4.7 in]
Product Weight 30 g [1.1 oz]
Product Width 34 mm [1.3 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.3 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - ExpressCard FireWire Card
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.4 to 10.11
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation

This card is natively supported in all operating systems listed on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab. This means that the card should install automatically after physically connecting it.

If there are any issues with the functionality of the card after installation in Windows, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/faq/firewire-cards-windows-legacy-driver-swap.

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

To confirm that the Mac OS detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. In the upper-left screen, click the Apple icon.
  2. Click About This Mac.
  3. Click More Info or System Report.
  4. Under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an error. For example, a network card would be under Ethernet Cards.

You may need to refresh the System Information page after you plug in your device.  To do so, press Command + R with the System Information page open.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to www.StarTech.com and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a FireWire controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • FireWire cables
  • FireWire devices
  • FireWire controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the FireWire cables, devices, and controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different FireWire cable, device, and controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the FireWire device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

If the FireWire card doesn't function after it has been physically installed in the computer, install the legacy FireWire driver. To install the legacy driver, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter devmgmt.msc.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In Device Manager, expand IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers.
  5. Right-click on 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller.
  6. Click Update Driver Software.
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  9. Click 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy).
  10. Click Next.
  11. When Windows has finished installing the driver, click Close.