3 Port 2b 1a PCI 1394b FireWire Adapter Card with DV Editing Kit

Add 2 FireWire-800 and 1 FireWire-400 to your desktop computer through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCI1394B_3

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  • 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
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€101,24 EUR incl. VAT

The PCI1394B_3 3-Port PCI FireWire Adapter Card turns a PCI slot into 2 FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) ports and 1 FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect FireWire 800 devices, as well as older FireWire 400 devices to your desktop computer.

A versatile FireWire solution, the adapter card works in both 5v and 3.3v PCI slots and in 64-bit and 32-bit operating environments, making it easy to create a high-speed laptop digital media center, or connect demanding FireWire peripheral devices such as portable hard drives, DV camcorders, digital cameras and CD-RW/DVD-RW drives.

This high quality adapter card is designed to provide reliable FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 connections, delivering 800 Mbps and 400 Mbps data transfer rates respectively (a 64-bit PCI slot is required to achieve 800 Mbps data transfer rates).

The PCI1394B_3 is backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

Applications

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • 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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram DK V930305
  • UPC 065030802116

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 10 logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.2.x
Linux 2.4

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 64-bit)
External Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b)
Hardware Ports 3
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
FireWire 400 (1394a)
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Industry Standards PCI 2.2, OHCI, IEEE-1394B, IEEE-1394A, IEEE-1394
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - 3AA651W
Packaging Information Package Length 21,2 cm [8,3 in]
Package Width 4 cm [1,6 in]
Package Height 144 mm [5,7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0,3 kg [0,6 lb]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mbps
Physical Characteristics Material Steel
Product Length 16,7 cm [6,6 in]
Product Width 18 mm [0,7 in]
Product Height 9,9 cm [3,9 in]
Weight of Product 89 g [3,1 oz]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.2.x
Linux 2.4
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
The PCI1394B_3 must be installed in a 64-bit PCI slot to achieve 800 Mbps data transfer rates. In a 32-bit PCI slot, the card defaults to 400 Mbps as the data transfer speed for all attached peripherals, including FireWire 800 devices
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI FireWire Card
1 - FireWire Cable
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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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 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.

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.

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:

  1. Download the Microsoft Firewire 1394 Legacy Driver Installer
  2. Double-click to run the 1394_OHCI_LegacyDriver.msi file. This will extract the drivers to: C:\Program Files (x86)\1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)\
  3. Open the folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)\X64_driver\
  4. Right-click on Legacy1394.inf and choose Install to install the drivers
  5. Press the Windows Key + R
  6. Type devmgmt.msc
  7. Click OK
  8. In Device Manager, expand IEEE 1394 Bus Host Controllers
  9. Right-click on 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
  10. Click Update Driver Software
  11. Click Browse my computer for driver software
  12. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
  13. Click 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)
  14. Click Next
  15. (When Windows has finished installing the driver) click Close

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

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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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Great product

By: KKLLSAKJJBDSKHSD - 03/17/2017
I bought this a month ago but PC issues are causing delays in assessing the performance.
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