2-Port PCI Express FireWire Card - PCIe FireWire 1394a Adapter

PCI Express to Firewire Adapter | FireWire 400 | Texas Instruments TSB82AA2

Product ID: PEX1394A2V2

3.5 stars (2 reviews) |
  • Built with a TI 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller
  • Includes low profile/half-height installation bracket
  • Two 6-pin FireWire 400 ports, each with transfer rates up to 400Mbps
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The PEX1394A2V 2-Port PCI Express FireWire Card lets you add two FireWire 400 ports to your desktop PC. This TAA compliant product adheres to the requirements of the US Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA), allowing government GSA Schedule purchases. 

Future Proof 

Add FireWire to the latest computers with PCI Express slots. Keep using your legacy devices that would not otherwise be compatible with new computers. This allows you to connect IEEE 1394A FireWire devices such as digital cameras, external hard drives, DV camcorders, printers and more 

Wide Compatibility 

For broad compatibility, the PCIE firewire adapter is natively supported in Windows® with no additional drivers required. The 2 port PCI Express 1394a Firewire Card comes equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers. PCI Express to Firewire adapter is also compatible with macOS 10.10 through 10.13. 

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PEX1394A2V2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free, lifetime technical support. 


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

Partner Numbers

  • Esprinet PEX1394A2V2
  • Esprinet Italy PEX1394A2V2
  • Exertis 0010282624
  • Exertis IE 0010282624
  • Ingram Austria V934871
  • Ingram Germany V934871
  • Ingram IE V934871
  • Ingram Micro Belgium 4732506
  • Ingram Micro España V934871
  • Ingram Micro France V934871
  • Ingram Micro Italy V934871
  • Ingram Micro Netherlands 4732506
  • Ingram Micro UK V934871
  • Ingram Switzerland V934871
  • Tech Data - Belgium 5612111
  • Tech Data - France 5612111
  • Tech Data - Italy 5612111
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 5612111
  • UPC 065030887755


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  • Windows Server 2012 logo
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  • Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) logo
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Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server 2003, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS 10.10-10.13
Linux Kernel 2.4.x - 5.4 (LTS Versions only)


Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI Express x1
2 - External Ports FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 80°C (-4°F to 176°F)
Hardware Ports 2
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - TSB82AA2
Packaging Information Package Height 3.0 cm [1.2 in]
Package Length 14.2 cm [5.6 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 117.0 g [4.1 oz]
Package Width 17.0 cm [6.7 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Type and Rate FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a - 400 Mbit/s
MTBF 102,635 hours
Physical Characteristics Color Green
Product Height 1.8 cm [0.7 in]
Product Length 8.9 cm [3.5 in]
Weight of Product 49.0 g [1.7 oz]
Product Width 6.8 cm [2.7 in]
Material Steel
Software OS Compatibility Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server 2003, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019
Mac OS 10.10-10.13
Linux Kernel 2.4.x - 5.4 (LTS Versions only)
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express Slot
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package PCI Express FireWire Card
Full Profile Bracket (Installed)
Low Profile Bracket
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Frequently Asked Questions


  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

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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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By: MD420 - 10/27/2020
So it works exactly as intended. I followed the steps for installing the legacy drivers for Windows 10 and had no issues getting it running. The only fault I've found is I'm noticing random electrical pops every hour or so when using this for my audio interface, not ideal if you're going to be recording a lot of audio.
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50/50 chance of working

By: XGen - 04/12/2021
Bought it, installed it, connected my Mackie Onyx Blackbird Firewire and it didn't work. Tried it with my M-Audio ProFire2626 and it worked, although the stability inside Nuendo wasn't great. Bought a different card with the VIA chipset, both worked great on Windows 10. This isn't a problem with the card, it's a problem with the Windows 10 implementation of the TI chipsets on firewire cards. Tried legacy drivers as well, no success. If you are going to use Windows 10, get a card with the VIA chipset instead.
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