Product ID: PCI1394_4
This 4 Port PCI IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Adapter Card turns a motherboard PCI slot into four IEEE 1394a FireWire 6-pin female ports (1 internal, 3 external) - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect any FireWire 400 device that uses a 6-pin connector to your desktop computer.
The card can be installed in either Mac or PC computers, providing a practical solution for connecting iPods, MP3 players, portable drives, digital camcorders and more. The adapter card supports hot-swappable connectivity, allowing you to plug, unplug, and swap your FireWire peripherals with ease, saving time and hassle.
The 4 port FireWire PCI adapter card includes a copy of ULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video editing software, making it easy to capture and edit video from your digital video camcorder.
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||PCI (5V, 32-bit)|
|1 - Internal Ports||FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)|
|3 - External Ports||FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)|
|Interface||FireWire 400 (1394a)|
|Bus Type||PCI (5 Volt)|
|Card Type||Standard Profile|
|Industry Standards||IEEE 1394-1995|
|Chipset ID||VIA/VLI - VT6306|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||1,2 in [30 mm]|
|Package Length||6,5 in [16,6 cm]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||6,7 oz [189 g]|
|Package Width||5,6 in [14,1 cm]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||400 Mbps|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||2,5 oz [70 g]|
|Product Length||4,7 in [12 cm]|
|Product Width||0,7 in [18 mm]|
|Product Height||3,1 in [8 cm]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 2000, XP®, Vista®, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 8.6 to 10.4
Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x (LTS Versions Only)
|Microsoft WHQL Certified||Yes|
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||Unused PCI slot|
|Note||The internal port and the top external port cannot be used at the same time. Only one or the other is active at a time.|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||PCI Firewire Card|
|Firewire cable 4pin-6pin|
|Driver and Software CD|
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.
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:
To test your setup components, try the following:
When you test the FireWire device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:
Press the Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter to open Device Manager. Check to see if your devices are listed under IEEE 1394 controllers.
If you do not see the FireWire controller card listed in Device Manager, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=expansion-cards#pci-pcie-cannot-boot-os-or-detect-windows.
To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:
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:
It depends on your motherboard. This PCI card is keyed for 5V PCI and PCI-X slots. If your motherboard's PCI or PCI-X slots are keyed for 5V, this will work. If it is keyed for 3.3V, it will not. You can tell which your motherboard is keyed for by the location of the notch on the slot. To confirm whether this PCI card will fit into your PCI-X slot, refer to your motherboard's documentation.
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