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Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port)

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Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port)

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Product Highlights

  • PCIe
  • 3x FireWire 400 Ports
  • Supports Hot-Plugging and Hot-Swapping

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The Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card from Sonnet provides three 6-Pin FireWire 400 ports to your computer via PCI Express. Perfect for high-speed transfers to peripherals, FireWire is used to cameras, camcorders, and other media peripherals to computers. The ports support hot-plugging and hot-swapping, making them even more convenient.

Simple way to add FireWire 400 ports to any compatible computer
Provides support for FireWire 400 multimedia peripherals
Works in PCI Express x1 slots
Plug-and-play simplicity
Supports hot-swappable device connection. Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
RoHS compliant
UPC: 732311006845
Interface PCI Express x1
Ports 3x 6-Pin FireWire 400
Data Transfer Rate 400/200/100Mbps
System Requirements Mac Pro, Power Mac G5, Xserve, or PC with available PCI Express slot
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher; Mac OS X Server 10.5 or higher; Windows XP, Vista, or 7
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.4 x 1.3"
Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonnetAllegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port)
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Highly compatible (8)
    • Easy to install (7)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Fast (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (6), Heavy duty user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5), Business (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Up and running in a couple of minutes...

    Very easy to install, no need for any driver installation on Mac OSX. It works perfectly on my Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, which is a great computer but with a big weakness...Read complete review

    Very easy to install, no need for any driver installation on Mac OSX. It works perfectly on my Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, which is a great computer but with a big weakness about all the 5 firewire ports sharing the same bus... It just could not handle my firewire (400) audio interface together with external HDs!! But now that I hooked the interface on the Allegro everything works perfectly and I am enjoying the power of my system!! I gave it 4 stars only because I find the price to be a bit high for such simple (and old) technology

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Unsatisfactory for Firewire

    Intended to use for connecting two scanners so they could be used with two computers.

    The Firewire ports would not connect a scanner to a computer.

    It was unsatisfactory...Read complete review

    Intended to use for connecting two scanners so they could be used with two computers.

    The Firewire ports would not connect a scanner to a computer.

    It was unsatisfactory for the intended use.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Very good!

    By Johnny11771

    from Pa

    Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

    No issue easy install, and shipped to me fast. Recommended.

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By Flyer2

    from Sullivan County, New York

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

        I use it to transfer video from my Canon XL-2 camcorder to the computer for editing

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Easy to install and works! So, I'm happy

        By Em

        from philadelphia, pa

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Multimedia

          Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

          It was simple to install. Now i can capture footage to my pc.

          I installed the card and after turning the pc back on, it instantly downloaded the driver and worked.

          No complaints so far.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Works as advertised

          By Mr. Rogers

          from Kansas City, MO

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Uploading Video

            Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

            Absolutely no complaints. Fast shipment. Product works as advertised. Easy installation into my windows PC.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            1.0

            Unsatisfactory for Firewire

            By wdon1935

            from Fresno, CA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                  Intended to use for connecting two scanners so they could be used with two computers.

                  The Firewire ports would not connect a scanner to a computer.

                  It was unsatisfactory for the intended use.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Worked as Advertised

                  By Don

                  from Newtown, CT

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Video Capture

                  Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                  I needed a firewire card to capture video on my new Dell computer. Dell no longer provides a firewire option with new orders nor does it offer the cards in its parts/accessories catalog.

                  The Allegro plug & Play card from B&H filled the bill. It installed without a hitch and was available immediately. No problems encountered thus far after capturing 5 hours of video from two different cameras.

                  What's more to say? Easy installation, plug & play capability, and the card worked as advertised out of the box.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  it's a Sonnet; it works

                  By ferness261

                  from Spring Green, WI

                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music production

                    Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                    I needed a FW 400 port for my audio interface, and this seemed the most elegant solution. Dropped it into my Mac Pro, and it works like a charm. It's not as fast as FW 800, let alone Thunderbolt, but it's far more cost-effective than buying a new audio interface.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    quick install

                    By Paul

                    from North of oston

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                        It's a pleasure to be able to add Firewire support to a PC so easily. A fine point: the jacks are installed in a configuration such that plugs don't bump up against the expansion slot frame of the PC.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        I would buy this product with no doubts

                        By Innuganti

                        from Oklahoma City, OK

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High-End Multimedia

                            Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                            I am not good at opening the computer cover, but for the first time I did it successfully and inserted the FireWire PC card with no issues. Viola, I can connect my Sony IP5 DCR handycam and even make a movie using the CyberLink DVD Suite. I did this all in less than 2 hours with 44 minute video. I love it and life is good

                            PS: Sony has no idea on how to help me.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Worked like a charm

                            By slow

                            from atlanta

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                                Plugged it in, turned on computer, everything worked. Can't beat that!

                                I am using this on a Windows 7 64 machine, using it to run a Nikon 9000 scanner.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Easy install, easy use

                                By E. Morrell

                                from New York City

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films
                                  • Older Camcorders

                                  Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                                  This is the third firewire card I bought, and the first that works perfectly. Worth the price. The company keeps its drivers up to date, and had no problem installing with Win. 7. Highly recommend.

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                                  5.0

                                  Mac Pro 400 Fire Problem Solved

                                  By green meanie

                                  from Birmingham AL

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                                    Connecting the Canon XHA-1 to new Mac Pro problems are solved by installing the Allegro Fire wire 400 card. The cable 4 pin to 800 port cable will not work with this camera and the new Mac Pro does not have 400 ports. After installing the 400 PCIe card, FCP uploads the video perfectly. A great card to make up for Apple's omission of the 400 ports. Easy to install, comes with easy instructions.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Up and running in a couple of minutes...

                                    By code808

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • In The Studio

                                      Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 400 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                                      Very easy to install, no need for any driver installation on Mac OSX. It works perfectly on my Mac Pro 8 core Xeon, which is a great computer but with a big weakness about all the 5 firewire ports sharing the same bus... It just could not handle my firewire (400) audio interface together with external HDs!! But now that I hooked the interface on the Allegro everything works perfectly and I am enjoying the power of my system!! I gave it 4 stars only because I find the price to be a bit high for such simple (and old) technology

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      Share this review

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