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Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card

B&H # SOFW800E34 Mfr # FW800-E34
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You Pay: $81.24

The 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card from Sonnet is a simple and affordable way to add two FireWire-800 ports to your PC or Mac notebook computer. The FireWire-800 interface allows for speeds of up to 100MB/sec. FireWire will allow you to connect external drives, digital video cameras, and other devices to your computer.

FireWire-800
FireWire-800 connectivity lets you connect external hard drives, DVD burners, digital video cameras and other devices that use this interface. It is fully backwards compatible with FireWire-400 devices.
Fast Transfer
FireWire-800 delivers transfer rates of up to 100MB/sec. This allows you to connect an external hard drive or DVD burner without running into any performance bottlenecks.
Expandable
You'll be able to connect a FireWire hub to the card, giving you the ability to connect as many devices as you'd like to your computer.
Host Bus Interface ExpressCard/34
Data Transfer Rate 100MB/sec
Connectors 2x 9-Pin FireWire-800
Compliant Standards FireWire-800
System Requirements Computer: PC or Mac notebook with ExpressCard/34 slot
Operating System: Windows XP SP2, Vista; Mac OS X 10.5.x
Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card
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    Sonnet2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card
     
    4.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Fast (6)
    • Fast connection (6)
    • Reliable connection (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • High bandwidth user (6)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (6)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (4)

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        5.0

        Job is done

        By Fregate

        from Saint-Pierre, RUN

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast Connection Speed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

            I use it with LaCie Thunderbolt eSata Hub, it allows my MacBook air to use two FW ports. Everything is OK !

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

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            5.0

            Works great

            By The Listener

            from S. E. Pa.

            About Me High bandwidth user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Fast Connection Speed
            • Reliable connection

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home network
              • Small Networks

              Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

              This is a great way to add additional firewire ports to a 17" MacBook Pro, or to a Thunderbolt-equipped MAC with the Sonnet Thunderbolt adapter.

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

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              5.0

              Add more useful ports to Macbook Pro

              By C Lehmann

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me High bandwidth user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                  Worked just as advertised. Pop it into the ExpressCard slot on a 17" Macbook Pro (the 13" and 15" models do not have an ExpressCard slot) and it works immediately with no configuration. Using this card has benefits versus using a FireWire hub or chaining devices in that it adds a whole new FireWire channel, not just sharing bandwidth with other devices. For me this means being able to hook up a DVCPRO-HD camera to the built in FireWire port, and having a FireWire hard drive connected to this card for live capture of HD video. I've purchased other Sonnet devices and the build quality and reliability is relatively good compared to competing manufacturers.

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

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                  5.0

                  Works Great on a MacBook Pro

                  By Nathan the Mac Tech

                  from Demorest, GA

                  About Me High bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Fast Connection Speed
                  • Reliable connection

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Firewire Hard Drives

                    Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                    I used this with a MacBook Pro, and it did a fantastic job expanding my Firewire ports and giving me more expanded connectivity. It was fast, easy to plugin, and just worked!

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

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                    5.0

                    Works as Promised

                    By TroyKrum

                    from San Bernardino, CA

                    About Me High bandwidth user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Fast Connection Speed
                    • Reliable connection
                    • Secure Connection

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hard Drive Connection
                      • Video Capture

                      Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                      Pretty basic piece of equipment. Works well and well made.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      More Ports to MBP

                      By Circum

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                          This is great for adding more firewire 800 ports, although it needs to be powered if the device draws power from the computer.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great product-performs exactly as I need

                          By Dave

                          from Hendersonville, NC

                          About Me Low bandwidth user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Fast Connection Speed
                          • Reliable connection
                          • Secure Connection

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home network

                            Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                            I use this product to capture video into a laptop that does not have a firewire port, but does have an express card slot. card is secure in the slot and very well made and, apparently, has a built in driver- or at least behaves as though it does. I would buy it again [...]

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Very useful, but limited

                            By Ultracolor

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me High bandwidth user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Fast Connection Speed

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                                Since the new 17" MacBook Pro only has ONE FW outlet (come on Apple, what happened here??), I had to get some extra ports to accommodate all the externalities that I need hooked up to my machine. 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 is a wonderful solution, except for one thing that they do not mention... You can only connect self-powered drives through it. So my portable G-drives do not work through the ExpressCard, since they need power from the computer to run.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Didn't work with my new macbook pro

                                By el greco

                                from Scottsdale, AZ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Sonnet 2-Port FireWire-800 ExpressCard/34 Expansion Card:

                                I tried it on my macbook pro and didn't show up anywhere.
                                Looks pretty solid card but just didn't work out.
                                I called BHphoto support ( said compatibility issues), and they were very helpfull and finally got a full refund on it.

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