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3 Port 2b 1a 1394 Mini PCI Express FireWire Card Adapter

Add 2 FireWire-800 and 1 FireWire-400 port through a Mini PCI Express slot

Product ID: MPEX1394B3

  • 2 external 9-pin FireWire-800 ports with support for data transfer rates up to 800 Mbps
  • 1 external 6-pin FireWire-400 port with supported transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Compliant with PCI Express Mini Card specification 1.2
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  • Optional external power support for high-powered FireWire devices
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394b and backward compatible with IEEE 1394a - 2000 as well as 1394-1995 standards
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
115,99 € EUR exc VAT
125,27 € EUR inc VAT
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Overview

The MPEX1394B3 3-Port Mini PCI Express FireWire Card is a PCI Express to FireWire-800/FireWire-400 adapter that enables you to add external FireWire connectivity on very small form factor or embedded systems. The PCIe FireWire card provides two FireWire-800 ports and one FireWire-400 port, this adapter card supports the latest external FireWire storage devices at data transfer speeds of up to 800 Mbps.

Using the Mini PCI Express (Mini Card) form factor, this adapter card is designed for use in the latest very small form factor computer systems, such as Mini-ITX or custom embedded solutions where a full-sized PCI Express card would not fit.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • A Mini PCI Express form factor designed for use in some small form factor and embedded systems
  • Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

System builders creating a small form factor HTPC with external FireWire storage or A/V equipment

Custom embedded systems with no room for full or even low profile PCI Express cards

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Bus Type Mini PCI Express
Card Type Low Profile
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2213B
Industry Standards IEEE-1394/1394A/1394B
OHCI
PCI Express 1.1
Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
Ports 3
Performance
Type and Rate FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a - 400 Mbit/s
FireWire 800 IEEE-1394b - 800 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - Mini PCI Express x1 (52 pin) Male
External Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b) Female
Internal Ports 1 - LP4 (4 pin, Molex Large Drive Power) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only
Special Notes / Requirements
Note Ensure computer case has an available expansion card slot
System and Cable Requirements Available Mini PCI Express expansion slot (full length)
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -54°C to 150°C (-65°F to 302°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 4 mm [0.2 in]
Product Length 50 mm [2 in]
Product Weight 6.8 g [0.2 oz]
Product Width 30 mm [1.2 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 173 g [6.1 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Mini PCI Express FireWire card
1 - Internal Data Cable
1 - 4-pin LP4 Molex Adapter Cable
1 - Full Profile Bracket
1 - Video Editing Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only

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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. 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.

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.