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3 Port 2b 1a PCI 1394b FireWire Adapter Card with DV Editing Kit

Add 2 FireWire-800 and 1 FireWire-400 to your desktop computer through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCI1394B_3

  • Two FireWire 800 ports with support for data transfer rates up to 800 Mbps
  • One FireWire 400 port with support for transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Complaint with IEEE 1394-1995, 2000, 1394b and OHCI 1.1 standards
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  • Compliant with PCI revision 2.2 specifications
  • Compatible with 3.3V/5V, 32/64-bit PCI or PCI-X slots
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
  • Includes Video Editing kit: Ulead Video Studio SE and FireWire cable
$1,902.39 MXN inc VAT
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Overview

The PCI1394B_3 3-Port PCI FireWire Adapter Card turns a PCI slot into 2 FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b) ports and 1 FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) port - a cost-effective solution that lets you connect FireWire 800 devices, as well as older FireWire 400 devices to your desktop computer.

A versatile FireWire solution, the adapter card works in both 5v and 3.3v PCI slots and in 64-bit and 32-bit operating environments, making it easy to create a high-speed laptop digital media center, or connect demanding FireWire peripheral devices such as portable hard drives, DV camcorders, digital cameras and CD-RW/DVD-RW drives.

This high quality adapter card is designed to provide reliable FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 connections, delivering 800 Mbps and 400 Mbps data transfer rates respectively (a 64-bit PCI slot is required to achieve 800 Mbps data transfer rates).

The PCI1394B_3 is backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Add both 9-pin and 6-pin FireWire ports from a single card with data transfer speeds up to 800Mbps and 400Mbps respectively
  • 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

Applications

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

Connect a digital camera to a PCI/PCI-X enabled desktop to download photos and video

Connect a high-speed external hard drive to an PCI/PCI-X enabled system

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI / PCI-X (5 / 3.3V)
Card Type Standard Profile
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - 3AA651W
Industry Standards PCI 2.2, OHCI, IEEE-1394B, IEEE-1394A, IEEE-1394
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Ports 3
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI / PCI-X (Universal 3.3 & 5V, 64-bit) Male
External Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
2 - FireWire 800 (9 pin, IEEE 1394b) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.2.x
Linux 2.4
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements Unused PCI slot
The PCI1394B_3 must be installed in a 64-bit PCI slot to achieve 800 Mbps data transfer rates. In a 32-bit PCI slot, the card defaults to 400 Mbps as the data transfer speed for all attached peripherals, including FireWire 800 devices
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 3.9 in [99 mm]
Product Length 6.6 in [167 mm]
Product Weight 3.1 oz [89 g]
Product Width 0.7 in [18 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.6 lb [0.3 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI FireWire Card
1 - FireWire Cable
1 - Software CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10
Mac OS® 10.2.x
Linux 2.4

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

Yes. This PCI card uses a universal connector keyed for both 3.3V and 5V that can be used with PCI and PCI-X. This type of connector is identified as having 2 separate notches, instead of just one.

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.