3 Port 2b 1a 1394 PCI Express FireWire Card Adapter

Add 2 native FireWire 800 ports to your computer through a PCI Express expansion slot

Product ID: PEX1394B3

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  • Two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports, each with transfer rates up to 800Mbps
  • One 6-pin FireWire 400 port, each with transfer rates up to 400Mbps
  • Built with a native PCI Express chipset, no bridge chip
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€92.99 EUR
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This 3 Port PCI Express FireWire adapter card can be installed in a PCI Express slot to add two IEEE1394b (FireWire 800 - 9 pin) ports and one IEEE1394a (FireWire 400 - 6 pin) port, providing broad compatibility with a wide range of FireWire devices (e.g. DV camcorders, external hard drives, digital cameras, etc.).

The 2b, 1a card features a native (single chip) PCI Express chipset - resulting in faster, more reliable and cost effective performance than expansion cards that utilize a "bridge" chip.

Applications

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add 3 FireWire ports to a standard or small form factor (SFF) computer with support for high-powered FireWire devices
  • Utilizes a native PCI Express chipset design rather than a bridge chip, ensuring a fast, reliable and cost-effective FireWire expansion
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Partner Numbers

  • ALSO Denmark 000000000002764175
  • ALSO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH 2764175
  • ALSO Sweden 000000000002764175
  • CMS Distribution V209583
  • Esprinet PEX1394B3
  • Esprinet Italy PEX1394B3
  • Exertis 0010010410
  • Exertis IE STCPEX1394B3
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  • Tech Data - Belgium 4428550
  • Tech Data - France 4428550
  • Tech Data - Italy 4428550
  • Tech Data - Netherlands 4428550
  • UPC 065030825139

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) logo
  • macOS Sierra (10.12) logo
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13) logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
  • macOS Mojave (10.14) logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • Windows Server 2019 logo
  • macOS Catalina (10.15) logo
Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.15
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1
Internal Ports 1 - LP4 (4 pin; Large Drive Power)
External Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b)
Environmental Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 90°C (-4°F to 194°F)
Humidity 0~90% RH
Hardware Ports 3
Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Industry Standards IEEE-1394/1394A/1394B
OHCI
PCI Express 1.1
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2213B
Packaging Information Package Height 41 mm [1.6 in]
Package Length 21.3 cm [8.4 in]
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.2 kg [0.5 lb]
Package Width 14.8 cm [5.8 in]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mbps
400 Mbps
MTBF 149,905 hours
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 48 g [1.7 oz]
Product Length 8.5 cm [3.3 in]
Product Width 18 mm [0.7 in]
Product Height 12 cm [4.7 in]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016, 2019
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.15
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions Only
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements PCI Express enabled computer with an available PCI Express x1 slot or higher
Note The software included with this product supports a "typical" driver install only. Custom driver setup requires software purchase from a 3rd party
What's in the Box Included in Package 1 - PCI Express FireWire Card
1 - FireWire cable
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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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