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

Add 2 native FireWire 800 ports to your low profile/small form factor computer through a PCI Express expansion slot

Product ID: PEX1394B3LP

  • 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
  • Includes full/standard profile installation bracket
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  • Built with a native PCI Express chipset, no bridge chip
  • Internal power connector for high-powered FireWire devices
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394b and backwards compatible with IEEE 1394a - 2000 as well as 1394-1995 standards
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
€ 92,99 EUR exc VAT
€ 113,45 EUR inc VAT

Overview

This 3 Port PCI Express FireWire card comes equipped with a low profile bracket for installation in small form factor PCs, and includes an optional full-size bracket for installation in a standard-sized PC case.

The FireWire card can be installed in a PCIe 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 2x FireWire 800 and 1x FireWire 400 card features a native (single chip) PCI Express chipset, which provides faster, more reliable and cost-effective performance than expansion cards that utilize a "bridge" chip.

The StarTech.com Advantage

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

Applications

Add a high-speed FireWire port to a desktop without any FireWire support

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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI Express
Card Type Low Profile (SP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2213B
Industry Standards IEEE-1394/1394A/1394B
OHCI
PCI Express 1.1
Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
Ports 3
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mbps
Type and Rate FireWire 800 IEEE-1394b - 800 Mbit/s
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI Express x1 Male
External Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b) Female
Internal Ports 1 - LP4 (4 pin, Molex Large Drive Power) Male
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS® 10.6 to 10.13
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
Environmental
Humidity 0~90% RH
Operating Temperature 0°C to 70°C (32°F to 158°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 90°C (-4°F to 194°F)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 20 mm [0.8 in]
Product Length 85 mm [3.3 in]
Product Weight 40 g [1.4 oz]
Product Width 58 mm [2.3 in]
Packaging Information
Package Quantity 1
Shipping (Package) Weight 190 g [6.7 oz]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI Express FireWire Card
1 - FireWire Cable
1 - Full Profile Bracket
1 - Software CD
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® 10.6 to 10.13
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.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.