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Sweex FW003 3 Port FireWire PCI Card

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  • VIA Chipset
  • Compliant with: OHCI 1.1
  • Data transfer rate: 1394a 100/200/400 Mbps
  • Interface: PCI 2.2 32 bit, 33 Mhz, 3.3V
  • Supports a maximum of 63 devices
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Technical Details
BrandSweex
Item Weight200 g
Product Dimensions21 x 15.6 x 4.2 cm
Item model numberFW003
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
  
Additional Information
ASINB000X1NJUO
Best Sellers Rank 280,644 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight200 g
Date First Available4 Oct. 2007
  
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Features:- Connect multiple FireWire devices to your desktop PC enjoy data transfer speeds of up to 400 mbps.- Ideal for connecting hard disks, camcorders and other FireWire devices.FeatureProduct FeaturesSystem requirementsPlatformPC Compatible operating systemsWindows 98SE/2000/XP/Vista ConnectivityHost interfacePCI InterfaceFireWire Slot typePCI 32-bit, 33MHz I/O ports2x Ext. FireWire1x Int. FireWire Technical detailsCompliance industry standardsOHCI 1.1, PCI 2.2

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The number of products with a FireWire connection continues to grow. This includes hard disks and camcorders. In order to be able to connect all these products to your desktop PC simultaneously, you need a sufficient number of FireWire ports. The Sweex 3 Port FireWire PCI Card is the ideal solution for this! This product ensures you have three FireWire ports at your disposal, enabling you to connect FireWire devices in no time at all. Thanks to FireWire you can take advantage of transfer speeds of up to 400 Mbps, making it possible to transfer large files fast.

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After some much deciding, I decided to get this firewire card because the cheapest one that they did from the Amazon warehouse. Yes, we could have got cheaper editions, like the Roland one, but as they all were from third party sellers, I decided to opt against it after experiencing some negative feedback from third party sellers.

I eargely ripped open the packaging, and packaging-wise I was somewhat dismayed to find a white box in with no markings on it whatsoever. This gave me the impression that the product I got was simply a rebadged OEM edition of another branded card. No matter however, I still got the contents intact and I wasent expecting flash packaging for the price I got it for. No, this is exactly how I imagined it...

Anyhow, installation of the card was patronisingly easy and straight-forward, my 64-year old grandmother could probably do this without requring a manual. So I assembled my computer back together and booted it up.

I waited for the satisfying "Windows has detected new hardware" / "Installing new hardware drivers..." to confirm that I had done this correctly... But nothing... Not even a recognition to say it was working... Huh? What can this be? I tried the included CD to no avail (which included the manual and a PDF reader), frantically searching for drivers... (including Sweex's website) also to no avail. I read the manual and it said that with Windows 2000/XP/Vista the drivers would automatically install. Helpful?

Out of pot luck I decided to connect up my camera with a Max Value 4-pin to 6-pin cable also from Amazon (which is about as no frills as you can get) to get the baffling message "Your new hardware is ready to use" and gave me the camcorder unit name. What? How can this be?
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Installed this card on a machine running vista Home premium. Didn't need the CD that came with it as Vista had the drivers. Worked first time, perfectly. Running a 18 channel firewire sound card on it with no problems.
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Stuck it in the Windows XP computer, rebooted and that's your lot. Done and dusted.

I got this to let me transfer video from a DV Camcorder I picked up a while ago and it works brilliantly. Cheap as chips too!
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