Quick tech specs
- The PCI Express Firewire card lets you add 2 FireWire 400 ports to your desktop PC allowing you to connect IEEE 1394A FireWire devices such as digital cameras external hard drives DV camcorders printers
- For broad compatibility the PCIE firewire adapter supports Windows and macOS 10.10-10.13 and includes full profile and half height installation brackets
- This PCIe to firewire adapter reduces performance bottlenecks by offering support for data transfer rates up to 400Mbps to each port
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The PEX1394A2V 2-Port PCI Express FireWire Card lets you add two FireWire 400 ports to your desktop PC. This TAA compliant product adheres to the requirements of the US Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA), allowing government GSA Schedule purchases. Future Proof Add FireWire to the latest computers with PCI Express slots. Keep using your legacy devices that would not otherwise be compatible with new computers. This allows you to connect IEEE 1394A FireWire devices such as digital cameras, external hard drives, DV camcorders, printers and more. Wide Compatibility For broad compatibility, the PCIE firewire adapter is natively supported in Windows with no additional drivers required. The 2 port PCI Express 1394 Firewire Card comes equipped with a standard profile bracket and includes a low-profile/half-height bracket for installation in small form-factor computers. PCI Express to Firewire adapter is also compatible with macOS 10.10 through 10.13. Guaranteed Reliability PEX1394A2V2 is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free, lifetime technical support.
StarTech.com 2 Port PCI Express FireWire Card - PCIe 1394a FireWire Adapter is rated 3.50 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by XGen from 50/50 chance of working Bought it, installed it, connected my Mackie Onyx Blackbird Firewire and it didn't work. Tried it with my M-Audio ProFire2626 and it worked, although the stability inside Nuendo wasn't great. Bought a different card with the VIA chipset, both worked great on Windows 10. This isn't a problem with the card, it's a problem with the Windows 10 implementation of the TI chipsets on firewire cards. Tried legacy drivers as well, no success. If you are going to use Windows 10, get a card with the VIA chipset instead.
Date published: 2021-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by MD420 from Heads Up. So it works exactly as intended. I followed the steps for installing the legacy drivers for Windows 10 and had no issues getting it running. The only fault I've found is I'm noticing random electrical pops every hour or so when using this for my audio interface, not ideal if you're going to be recording a lot of audio.
Date published: 2020-10-27T00:00:00-04:00