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Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port)

B&H # SOFW800E Mfr # FW800-E
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You Pay: $55.99
Product Highlights
  • PCIe
  • 3x FireWire 800 Ports
  • Supports Hot-Plugging and Hot-Swapping

The Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card from Sonnet provides three 8-Pin FireWire 800 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 800 ports to any compatible computer
Provides support for FireWire 800 multimedia peripherals
Works in PCI Express x1 slots; works in PCI Express 1.1 or 2.0 slots
Plug-and-play simplicity
Supports hot-swappable device connection. Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
RoHS compliant
Interface PCI Express x1; works in PCI Express 1.1 or 2.0 slots
Ports 3x 8-Pin FireWire 800
Data Transfer Rate 800/400/200/100Mbps
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
Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonnetAllegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port)
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (7)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Highly compatible (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Highly sensitive networks (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • High bandwidth user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4), Personal (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4), PC (4)

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      5.0

      Competible product for snow leopard

      By Murat

      from Adana

      About Me High bandwidth user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Highly Compatible
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Highly Sensitive Networks

        Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

        I used this product in my non-Apple computer running Snow Leopard OS. It worked without any extra effort after the installation. Great for music production when you don't have usb 3.0 or thunderbolt options for an external drive. Thanks for fast shipping.

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

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        5.0

        Perfect experience so far!

        By Scott Johnson

        from Texarkana, Texas

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Comprehensive
        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Highly Compatible
        • Stable

        Cons

        • Outdated Packaging Design

        Best Uses

        • Highly Sensitive Networks
        • Home
        • Large Networks
        • Smaller Networks

        Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

        I needed a firewire card adapter to connect a presonus firestudio project digital music production interface to my windows 7 computer. After reading only positive reviews on this, and other Sonnet Tech. products, I purchased it having hope for a great first experience with the brand. The card, as described in the reviews, was simply plug and play! Card is working perfectly and promptly with my music production software and hardware. The packaging of their products looks very outdated and should be modernized, but I am happy with the quality of the product and expect great reliability for years to come.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Allegro FireWire Card gets the job done!

        By Freddie the firewire fiend

        from Oklahoma

        About Me High bandwidth user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comprehensive
        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Highly Compatible
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Highly Sensitive Networks

          Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

          I am using the Allegro card because my audio interface wasn't playing well with the firewire connection that came stock with my mac pro.

          I works as advertised and installation was simple.

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

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          5.0

          Excellent product. Works as advertised

          By Jaeger Oblivion

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me high bandwidth user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

              Worked great right out the box. I use a Mac Pro (essentially a Custom Mac Pro built for me by someone here in LA, NOT a Hackintosh), and it works great with it.

              The reason why I bought it is because I use a UA Apollo Duo audio interface, which might be one of the fussiest and most picky audio interfaces in the world.

              When originally plugged into the Mac Pro's built in FW800 hub, it would cause occasional dropouts especially when an external hard drive was being run at the same time.

              Once I installed the Allegro Firewire card, and connected my Apollo to the card, all my dropouts and occasional problems completely ceased.

              Would highly recommend it. Takes the strain off the built in FW800 hub.

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

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              5.0

              Insert and reboot

              By sink

              from Australia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                  No problem on 2008 MacPro. No drivers required. Insert and reboot. All good!

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

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                  4.0

                  no problems so far

                  By mrfr

                  from ca

                  About Me high bandwidth user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                      worked out of the box

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      4.0

                      good item

                      By israel

                      from wilkesboro NC

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home network

                        Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                        good item, works perfectly fine,

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        intalled very easily

                        By Francesco

                        from Houston, TX

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Card (3-Port):

                              and sems to work fine under win 7. the instruction coming with it about driver installation under win seems a bit misleading, on my brand new HP once I installed the card and swich on the machine it recognze it and there was no needs of the drivers.

                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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