Product ID: EC13942
This 2 Port ExpressCard Laptop 1394a Firewire Adapter Card provides a stable platform for virtually any FireWire 400 device connection.
Ensuring seamless operation with peripherals connected through FireWire 400, the ExpressCard 1394a FireWire Adapter supports data transfer rates at up to 400Mbps - perfect for connecting FireWire-capable multimedia devices, editing multimedia content or simply transferring large volumes of data from a computer to FireWire-connected external storage.
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||ExpressCard (34mm)|
|2 - External Ports||FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)|
|Interface||FireWire 400 (1394a)|
|Card Type||34mm ExpressCard|
|Chipset ID||Texas Instruments - XIO2200A|
|Packaging Information||Shipping (Package) Weight||144,0 g [5,1 oz]|
|Package Length||15,0 cm [5,9 in]|
|Package Width||76,0 mm [3,0 in]|
|Package Height||24,5 cm [9,6 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||400 Mbps|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||100,0 g [3,5 oz]|
|Product Length||12,0 cm [4,7 in]|
|Product Width||34,0 mm [1,3 in]|
|Product Height||1,9 cm [0,7 in]|
|Power||Power Source||Not Included (not required for standard applications)|
|Output Voltage||12V DC|
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
|Special Notes / Requirements||System and Cable Requirements||One available ExpressCard Slot|
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||FireWire ExpressCard|
|4-6 Pin FireWire Cable|
Enables 34mm ExpressCards to stay safely seated in 54mm ExpressCard slots
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.
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