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

Add 2 native FireWire 400 ports to your desktop through a PCI Express slot

Product ID: PEX1394A2V

  • Two 6-pin FireWire 400 ports, each with transfer rates up to 400Mbps
  • Built with a native PCI Express chipset, no bridge chip
  • Includes low profile/half-height installation bracket
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  • Compliant with PCI Express Revision 1.1
  • Compliant with IEEE provisions 1394a-2000 Std and 1394-1995 Std
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
38,99 € EUR
VAT not included in the price
705+ In stock
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Overview

The PEX1394A2V 2-Port PCI Express FireWire Card lets you add two native FireWire 400 ports to your desktop PC, allowing you to connect IEEE 1394A FireWire devices such as digital cameras, external hard drives, DV camcorders, and more.

When two devices are simultaneously connected, this PCIe FireWire adapter reduces performance bottlenecks by offering support for data transfer rates up to 400Mbps to each port.  The FireWire card employs dual-bus architecture to provide the maximum bandwidth to each individually connected device, rather than sharing the bandwidth across multiple ports.

An ideal solution for transferring large volumes of data at once, the FireWire card also integrates a native PCIe single chipset design. With no secondary bridge chipset, your FireWire devices communicate quicker with your PC to ensure seamless operation of your connected peripherals.

For broad compatibility, the FireWire card is natively supported in Windows® with no additional drivers required, is equipped with a standard profile bracket, and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers.

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Fast and reliable FireWire expansion solution with a native PCI Express chipset and no bridge chip
  • Fits into full or low profile/small form factor (SFF) systems, with a dual profile design

Applications

Add a high-speed FireWire port to a desktop/server without any FireWire ports

Connect a digital camera or digital video recorder 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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID VIA/VLI - VT6315N
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Port Style Integrated on Card
Ports 2
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Type and Rate FireWire 400 IEEE-1394a - 400 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1
External Ports 2 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a)
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.10 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Available PCI Express Slot
Environmental
Humidity 20-80% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 85°C (32°F to 185°F)
Storage Temperature -55°C to 125°C (-67°F to 257°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 60 mm [2.4 in]
Product Length 67 mm [2.6 in]
Product Weight 38 g [1.3 oz]
Product Width 18 mm [0.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 106 g [3.7 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express FireWire Card
1 - Low Profile Bracket
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.10 to 10.13
Linux 2.6.x to 4.11.x LTS versions only

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Product Support

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.

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.

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:

If the FireWire card doesn't function after it has been physically installed in the computer, install the legacy FireWire driver. To install the legacy driver, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter devmgmt.msc.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In Device Manager, expand IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers.
  5. Right-click on 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller.
  6. Click Update Driver Software.
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  9. Click 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy).
  10. Click Next.
  11. When Windows has finished installing the driver, click Close.