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

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  • 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
Your price
€115.99 EUR excl. VAT
€140.35 EUR incl. VAT

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.

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

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

Partner Numbers

  • Ingram Micro España V931452
  • Esprinet MPEX1394B3
  • UPC 065030842914

Compatibility

  • Windows 7 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
  • macOS Big Sur (11.0) logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty 2 Years
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) Mini PCI Express x1 (52 pin)
1 - Internal Ports LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
1 - External Ports FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
2 - External Ports FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b)
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)
Hardware Ports 3
Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
FireWire 800 (1394b)
Bus Type Mini PCI Express
Card Type Low Profile
Industry Standards IEEE-1394/1394A/1394B
OHCI
PCI Express 1.1
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2213B
Packaging Information Package Height 32.0 mm [1.3 in]
Package Length 14.5 cm [5.7 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 198.0 g [7.0 oz]
Package Width 17.5 cm [6.9 in]
Performance Type and Rate FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a - 400 Mbit/s
FireWire 800 IEEE-1394b - 800 Mbit/s
MTBF 172,480 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 91.0 g [3.2 oz]
Material Steel
Product Length 50.0 mm [2.0 in]
Product Width 30.0 mm [1.2 in]
Product Height 4.0 mm [0.2 in]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
macOS 10.6 to 10.15, 11.0
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available Mini PCI Express expansion slot (full length)
Note Ensure computer case has an available expansion card slot
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package Mini PCI Express FireWire card
Internal Data Cable
4-pin LP4 Molex Adapter Cable
Full Profile Bracket
Video Editing Software CD
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.

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

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

Compliance letters

  • RoHS
    • Language: English
  • WEEE
    • Language: English

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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