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StarTech.com 2 Port PCI Express 1394a FireWire Card

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  • 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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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandStarTech
Item Weight41 g
Product Dimensions17.5 x 14.2 x 3 cm
Item model numberPEX1394A2
Number of Firewire Ports2
  
Additional Information
ASINB0012VRBPI
Best Sellers Rank 43,610 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight41 g
Date First Available17 Mar. 2007
  
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Product Description

Product Description

PEX1394A2 uses a native PCI Express chip that allows for greater performance and a cost-effective FireWire card.

Box Contains

PCI FireWire Card
Low Profile Bracket
Instruction Manual


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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Cunningham on 19 Nov. 2011
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I recently changed my computer and couldn't run my DV camcorder for lack of a firewire connection. My computer is an Acer Aspire X1420 desktop, which has a low tower half the size of the usual. After some checking, including that there was a PCI express slot available (the card needs a x1), I ordered the firewire.
As expected the card arrived on time, and all the bits were present - firewire card, small instruction booklet and spare small mounting bracket (the big one attached to the card is for normal fitting, the small one is for low desktops). The card fitted very easily, though I had to modify the shoulders of the mounting bracket as they stopped the card from slotting fully home, it took a couple of minutes, then I re-attached the modified small bracket to the card. The only part not present which I had to supply was the bracket screw (attaches the mounting bracket to the computer case). These are easy to get, just go to a local computer servicing shop, ask for a PCI card bracket mounting screw and they'll give one for nothing.
Windows 7 recognised the card immediately and loaded drivers. A check of Device Manager showed it was present without problems. I connected my Sony DV camcorder and away it went, my editing equipment worked fine giving full control of the camcorder.
So straightforward and without problem!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Baz on 10 Feb. 2011
The product was works as it supposed to, which is good, but the exceptional difference is the service Star Tech provide either by phone or web chat which ensures that you feel confident and knowledgeable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. R. on 16 Jun. 2012
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The card arrived quickly. I first had to swap the bracket over as I had to use the low profile one that is supplied. Windows 7 64bit had no problems installing the required drivers for this card. As soon as I had connected my mini DV camcorder it was recognised. This isn't the cheapest pci express firewire card but certainly worth the money as installation was straight forward with no issues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Gabb on 9 Nov. 2011
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I was very surprised at how easy this was to install. Just open up the computer and slot into place. It came with a choice of 2 heights, I assume computers must have different insides, and was easy to adjust. It has been working fine since. It made the downloading of my camcorder tapes really easy and I can now enjoy watching them when I like. Would highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Anthony on 19 Sept. 2011
A Firewire port seems to be rarely offered nowadays as a standard PC feature, as it was on my old Compaq. This StarTech card was an essential addition to my new Dell for miniDV video capture. No problems so far!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Watson on 13 Oct. 2011
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Just the job. I had been trying for ages to get the correct card but to no avail. When I saw the illustration of this one I could see it was right for my computer. Windows 7 recognised it straight-away.
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By A. Lowe on 27 Jan. 2014
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Technically, it does the job, or at least has done the few times I've used it so far. However, I have 2 issues with it:
1. The full size mounting bracket initially didn't properly clip into the card retaining clamp on my new Dell Vostro, so the card didn't fit squarely into the PCI-e slot; this didn't stop it working though. To make it clip in place properly, I slightly enlarged the slot in the bracket flange with a miniature round file (I took the view that any replacement bracket or product I might ask for would probably have the same problem). There are no similar problems with the graphics card bracket in the Vostro and I've never had such a problem with cards in other Dell PCs.
2. The 6-pin plug of my Firewire cable is a sloppy fit in both of the card's sockets, but again didn't stop it working. The same cable was a good snug fit in the Firewire card sockets of my last PC (can't remember the card manufacturer, but not StarTech).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Francis Hutchings on 18 April 2013
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Bought this for my HP Pavillion P6793uk PC. My pc hasn't a firewire and so couldn't download video off my old JVC camcorder.I read the reviews on Amazon and decided to buy this card. No problem fitting and Windows picked it up straight away. I can now carry on with my video editing.
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