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Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub

B&H # KRVS4FW Mfr # VS-4FW
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The 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub from Comprehensive/Kramer turns 1 FireWire-400 port on your computer system into 4. The hub also acts as a repeater, allowing you to double the length that FireWire cable can be run from 14.75' (4.5 m) to 29.5' (9 m). Multiple repeaters can be cascaded to achieve a maximum length of 236' (72 m)

FireWire-400 supports data transfer bandwidth of up to 50 MB/sec, making it an ideal solution for high performance external storage devices. Users who have multiple FireWire-400 devices and only not enough ports on their computer or need to connect remote FireWire devices to a computer will find this hub and repeater to be an ideal solution to meet their needs.

Expandability
The hub turns 1 FireWire-400 port into 4, allowing you to more easily connect multiple FireWire-400 devices to your computer.
Repeater Functionality
You can use this hub to repeat FireWire-400 signals, allowing you to connect devices that are physically further away from your computer than the FireWire standard allows for on its own. Adding a single repeater doubles the range of FireWire from 14.75' (4.5 m) to 29.5' (9 m). You can daisy chain repeaters to achieve lengths of up to 236' (72 m)
Hot Swappable
FireWire-400 devices are often hot swappable. This hub fully supports that capability, allowing you to connect and disconnect devices without powering down your computer.
FireWire-400 Speed
The FireWire-400 bus allows for data transfer speeds of up to 50 MB/sec, making this an ideal solution to connect multiple high-performance storage devices to your computer.
Interface - Connectors 4x FireWire-400 Downstream
1x FireWire-400 Upstream
Data Transfer Rate Up to 50 MB/sec
LED Indicators None
Bus/Host Powered No
System Requirements
Computer Computer with Available FireWire-400 Port
Operating System Not Applicable
Power
Hub DC: 12 VDC, 200 mA
Adapter AC Adapter Included
Environmental Requirements
Operating Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.7 x 0.98 x 2.95" (12 x 2.5 x 7.5 cm)
Weight 0.67 lb (0.3 kg)
Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub
  • 12 VDC Power Adapter
  • Mounting Bracket
  • 6-Pin to 6-Pin FireWire-400 Cable
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Kramer4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub
     
    4.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable construction (4)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer equipment (5)
      • High-end equipment (3)
      • Networking (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (3)

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      5.0

      Great solution for a big problem!!!

      By Shane

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment
        • High-End Equipment
        • Networking

        Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

        Working in a technology-driven church I needed multiple firewire connections running to a single laptop. Fortunately this hub has worked seamlessly. I haven't had any latency issues and I am streaming live video as well as multi-track audio. It has been a life saver.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        rock solid

        By AWAudio

        from Biloxi, MS

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable construction
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Reliable
        • Strong Connection Points

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment

          Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

          I use this to distribute DV video between 3 computers. it works well for this.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Excellent Firewire Hub But Minor Glitch

          By News Strategies

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable construction

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Computer Equipment
          • High-End Equipment

          Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

          The Kramer VS-4FW firewire hub is excellent except that it causes problems when used with an Intel-based iMac. When putting the iMac into Sleep mode, the Kramer hub actually causes the iMac to shutdown. Happens every time. Other than that, the Kramer hub is very good.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Very Happy with this. Works perfect

          By mark z

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable construction
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer Equipment
            • Networking

            Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

            I use it to duplicate a video signal from a Mini DV deck and it works really good.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            A superb unit.

            By John Bonnell

            from OK

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable construction
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Reliable
            • Strong Connection Points

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audio
              • Computer Equipment
              • High-End Equipment
              • Networking
              • Studio
              • Video

              Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

              This is high quality all the way. Molex connectors, steel chassis, made in Israel and not China.

              Very well thought out, in that it comes with mounting brackets to screw it down to something. You will need to do this, of course, as boxes of this nature will not sit level (or at all) once the cables are plugged in. I simply made a pair of skids from 1x2 pine that extend 2 inches past the ports.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Great Product

              By Bob D. Mr.Montana

              from Victor, Montana

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

              • Multiple Activity Lights

              Best Uses

              • Anywhere
              • Home or Business
              • Needs 110V
              • Travel

              Comments about Kramer 4-Port FireWire-400 Repeater and Hub:

              Excellent product. Has Power On light that is very bright. Has activity light when the unit is busy. Only improvement would be activity lights on each FireWire hookup station.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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