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Kramer VS-8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub

B&H # KRVS8FW Mfr # VS-8FW
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You Pay: $114.00

The VS-8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub from Comprehensive / Kramer is a bi-directional hub and repeater that allows you to increase your available FireWire-400 ports while at the same time allowing you to double the maximum length of transmission from 14.75' (4.5 m) to 29.5' (9 m). The hub and repeater is a great option for anyone who needs to expand their computer's FireWire-400 capabilities or to increase the length between their computer and FireWire-400 peripheral device.

Extended FireWire Range
The repeater allows you to increase the maximum distance of FireWire-400 connections from 14.75' (4.5 m) to 29.5' (9 m). You'll even be able to cascade several repeaters together to achieve maximum ranges of up to 236' (72 m).
FireWire-400 Hub
The repeater also serves as a hub, allowing you to connect 7 devices to 1 FireWire-400 port on your computer. This is a great option for users who have more FireWire-400 devices than available ports. Multiple hubs can be cascaded to allow you to connect up to 63 devices to your computer.
Spark-Guard Protection
The repeater/hub includes Spark-Guard circuitry to protect your FireWire device and computer against electric charges that can damage them. This not only allows you to extend your range, but also protects your equipment at the same time.
Interface - Connectors 8x 6-Pin FireWire-400 Connections
Data Transfer Rate 50 MB/sec, 25 MB/sec, 12.5 MB/sec
LED Indicators None
Bus/Host Powered AC Powered
System Requirements
Computer Not Applicable
Operating System Not Applicable
Power
Hub Not Specified by Manufacturer
Adapter AC: 110 VAC
DC: 12 VDC, 300 mA
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 VS-8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub
  • Power Supply
  • Mounting Bracket
  • 6-Pin to 6-Pin FireWire-400 Cable
  • 7-Year Limited Warranty
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    KramerVS8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub
     
    5.0

    (based on 2 reviews)

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    5.0

    A must have for the Recording studio

    By Delois

    from Southfield MI

    About Me High bandwidth user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Expanded
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Reliable
    • Small

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop
      • Home
      • Larger Networks
      • Rack Mounted
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Kramer VS8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub:

      All of my firewire harddrives now have thier own port & I have extra ports for other devices. Oh yeah hot swapping also. and because this unit is also a repeater I can use a longer firewire cable where needed.

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

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      5.0

      Excellent Well Made Hub

      By mdjak

      from westchester county, ny

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere
        • Home or Business

        Comments about Kramer VS8FW 8-Port FireWire-400 Repeater/Hub:

        Very well made, but super bright red light that is annoying. Perhaps it can be turned off, but I admit I didn't read the manual. Hookup was easy and it works perfectly.

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

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