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4 port PCI 1394a FireWire Adapter Card - 3 External 1 Internal

Add 4 FireWire ports to a desktop computer through a PCI slot

Product ID: PCI1394MP

  • 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 Low Profile installation bracket
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
27,99 € EUR exc VAT
34,99 € EUR inc VAT

Overview

This 4 Port (3 External/1 Internal) PCI 1394 FireWire Adapter Card lets you connect iPods, MP3 players, portable drives, digital camcorders and more to your desktop computer.

The FireWire adapter card supports hot-swapping, so you’ll be able to plug, unplug, and swap your FireWire peripherals with ease.

Guaranteed to work with both PCs and Macs, the 4 port PCI FireWire Adapter Card is backed by StarTech.com’s Lifetime Warranty and FREE LIFETIME tech support. Plus, the adapter provides both standard profile and low profile/half-height brackets for adapting to slimline or small form factor system applications.


Please Note: If you require digital video editing software, StarTech.com offers a complete FireWire kit with our PCI1394_4 card. This software is compatible with Windows operating systems only.

WHQL Certified - Designed to work with Microsoft Windows XP

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • A shared internal FireWire port for connecting internal devices such as front panel card readers
  • Includes a Low Profile installation bracket for installing into small form factor (SFF) computers
  • Backed by a StarTech.com lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support

Applications

Add a high-speed FireWire port to a full or small form factor 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

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Hardware
Bus Type PCI (5 Volt)
Card Type Standard Profile (LP bracket incl.)
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - TSB12LV26
Industry Standards IEEE 1394a
OHCI
PCI 2.1
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Ports 4
Performance
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector Type(s) 1 - PCI (5V, 32-bit) Male
External Ports 3 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
Internal Ports 1 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
Software
Microsoft WHQL Certified Yes
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Mac OS X® 10.x (tested up to 10.4)
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 8 cm [3.1 in]
Product Length 12.3 cm [4.8 in]
Product Weight 70 g [2.5 oz]
Product Width 18 mm [0.7 in]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.1 kg [0.2 lb]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - PCI 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.x (tested up to 10.4)
Linux 3.5.x to 4.11.x LTS Versions only

Certifications

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Accessories

Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.