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3 Port PCI Low Profile 1394a FireWire Adapter Card

Add 2 external and 1 internal FireWire400 port to any computer with a low profile PCI slot

Product ID: PCI1394_2LP

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  • Two external FireWire400 ports and one shared internal port with support for transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Complaint with IEEE 1394-1995, 2000 and OHCI 1.1 standards
  • Compliant with PCI revision 2.2 specifications

This 3 Port PCI Low-Profile/Half-Height 1394a FireWire Adapter Card turns a motherboard PCI slot into two external IEEE 1394a FireWire slots (1x6-pin, 1x4-pin), and provides an internal (6-pin) FireWire port that can be used in place of the external 6-pin connector - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect any FireWire 400 device to your desktop computer.

Compatible with either Mac or PC computers, the 1394a FireWire card can be installed in small/micro form factor computer cases, and includes both standard and low profile/half-height brackets for easy installation.

A practical solution for connecting iPods, MP3 players, portable drives, digital camcorders and more to your desktop computer, the FireWire 400 adapter card supports hot-swappable connectivity, allowing you to plug, unplug, and swap your FireWire peripherals with ease.

A versatile FireWire video editing solution, the adapter card can be installed in a PCI 5V or PCI-x 3.3V slot.

Applications

  • Add a high-speed FireWire port to a desktop or small form factor system without any FireWire ports
  • Connect a digital camera to a PCI enabled desktop to download photos and video
  • Connect a high-speed external hard drive to an PCI enabled system

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add both 6-pin and 4-pin FireWire ports from a single card with data transfer speeds up to 400Mbps
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • UPC 065030809931

Compatibility

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  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 98SE, 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2003
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.4)
Linux

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 32-bit)
1 - Internal Ports FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
1 - External Ports FireWire 400 (4 pin, IEEE 1394a)
FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
Hardware Ports 2
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Industry Standards IEEE 1394
PCI 2.1
OHCI
IEEE 1394a
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6307
Packaging Information Package Length 7.1 in [18 cm]
Package Width 1.4 in [36 mm]
Package Height 5.1 in [13 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 7.8 oz [220 g]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 4.9 oz [140 g]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 8 / 8.1 (32/64bit), 7 (32/64), Vista (32/64), XP (32/64), 98SE, 2000
Windows Server® 2012, 2003
Mac OS® 10.x (Tested up to 10.4)
Linux
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements 1 x Free PCI slot
Note The internal port and the top external port share the same connection, meaning that only one of these two ports can be used at a time. Configured with low bracket and standard bracket included
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package 2 Port Low Profile Firewire Card
4-pin to 6-pin Firewire Cable
Full Profile Bracket
Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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:

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.

Compliance and safety

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Safety Measures

  • If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
  • If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
  • Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
  • Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
  • Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
*Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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