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4 Port PCI 1394a FireWire Adapter Card with Digital Video Editing Kit

Add 3 external and 1 shared internal FireWire400 ports through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCI1394_4

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  • 3 external, 1 shared internal FireWire400 port, with supported data transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394a - 2000 as well as 1394-1995 standards
  • Includes Video Editing kit: Ulead Video Studio SE and FireWire cable

This 4 Port PCI IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Adapter Card turns a motherboard PCI slot into four IEEE 1394a FireWire 6-pin female ports (1 internal, 3 external) - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect any FireWire 400 device that uses a 6-pin connector to your desktop computer.

The card can be installed in either Mac or PC computers, providing a practical solution for connecting iPods, MP3 players, portable drives, digital camcorders and more. The adapter card supports hot-swappable connectivity, allowing you to plug, unplug, and swap your FireWire peripherals with ease, saving time and hassle.

The 4 port FireWire PCI adapter card includes a copy of ULEAD's VideoStudio SE Basic video editing software, making it easy to capture and edit video from your digital video camcorder.

Applications

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

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • A shared internal FireWire port for connecting internal devices such as front panel card readers
  • 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

  • ASI 75516
  • Ingram Micro USA 260720
  • UPC 065030785341

Compatibility

  • Windows 8 logo
  • Linux logo
  • Windows 7 logo
  • Windows Server 2012 logo
  • Windows 10 logo
  • Windows 11 logo
  • Windows Server 2016 logo
Windows® 2000, XP®, Vista®, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 8.6 to 10.4
Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x (LTS Versions Only)

Specifications

Warranty Information Warranty Lifetime
Connector(s) 1 - Connector Type(s) PCI (5V, 32-bit)
1 - Internal Ports FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
3 - External Ports FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
Hardware Ports 4
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Bus Type PCI (5 Volt)
Card Type Standard Profile
Industry Standards IEEE 1394a
IEEE 1394-1995
OHCI
PCI 2.1
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6306
Packaging Information Package Height 1.2 in [30 mm]
Package Length 6.5 in [16.6 cm]
Shipping (Package) Weight 6.7 oz [189 g]
Package Width 5.6 in [14.1 cm]
Performance Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Physical Characteristics Weight of Product 2.5 oz [70 g]
Product Length 4.7 in [12 cm]
Product Width 0.7 in [18 mm]
Product Height 3.1 in [8 cm]
Software OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP®, Vista®, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
Mac OS® 8.6 to 10.4
Linux 2.6 to 4.4.x (LTS Versions Only)
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
Special Notes / Requirements System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
Note The internal port and the top external port cannot be used at the same time. Only one or the other is active at a time.
What's in the Box 1 - Included in Package PCI Firewire Card
Firewire cable 4pin-6pin
Driver and 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.

Before You Buy

It depends on your motherboard. This PCI card is keyed for 5V PCI and PCI-X slots. If your motherboard's PCI or PCI-X slots are keyed for 5V, this will work.  If it is keyed for 3.3V, it will not.  You can tell which your motherboard is keyed for by the location of the notch on the slot.  To confirm whether this PCI card will fit into your PCI-X slot, refer to your motherboard's documentation.

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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