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OWC / Other World Computing Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card

B&H # OWPCICFW48 Mfr # OWCFW800PCI
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Product Highlights
  • FireWire 400
  • FireWire 800
  • Up to 800Mb/s
  • 3-Port PCI Card
  • Mac or PC

The Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card from Other World Computing lets you add 2 FireWire 800 ports to your older Power Macintosh system, bringing it up to speed with the fastest FireWire interface available.* As a bonus, this card includes a single FireWire 400 port for the utmost in compatibility with older peripherals.

Note! *Please check the compatibility requirements to ensure that the card will fit into your computer.

Up to 800Mb/s
The Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card has been tested at exceeding 63MB/s when using Mercury Elite Pro FireWire 800 hard drives. That's incredible speed!
Plug & Play Installation
The Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card is simple to install. With minimum hassle you can install this card into your system, no drivers necessary to install.
Backwards Compatibility
The Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card is fully compatible with FireWire 400 devices - and it even includes a single FireWire 400 port! You don't need to buy expensive converter cables to use your old devices!
Cable Length
FireWire 800 can have cables up to 330' (100 m). That's a huge plus for some installations, where equipment needs to be remote located.
Compatible with the Power Macintosh G5
This card is fully compatible with the Power Macintosh G5.
Interface FireWire 800, FireWire 400
Ports Two FireWire 800 ports (9-pin)
One FireWire 400 port (6-pin)
Maximum Data Rate FireWire 800: 800Mb/s
FireWire 400: 400Mb/s
PCI Slots PCI 2.2 compliant PCI slot, 33MHz / 64-bit recommended for best performance
System Requirements Macintosh -
FireWire 800: Macintosh with 33MHz / 64-bit PCI slot. Power Macintosh Blue & White G3 or later, all AGP Power Macintosh G4 systems fully supported. Compatible with the Power Macintosh G5. FireWire 800 requires Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later, Mac OS X 10.2.5 or higher recommended. FireWire 800 is NOT supported under Mac OS 9.
FireWire 400: Macintosh with 33MHz / 32-bit PCI slot. FireWire 400 requires Mac OS 8.6 or later. If used in a 33MHz / 32-bit PCI slot, FireWire 400 speed will be maximum attainable.

Windows -
FireWire 800: Windows PC with 33MHz / 64-bit PCI slot. FireWire 800 requires Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP.
FireWire 400: PC with 33MHz / 32-bit PCI slot. FireWire 400 requires Windows ME, 2000 or XP. If used in a 33MHz / 32-bit PCI slot, FireWire 400 speed will be maximum attainable.

Compatible Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac7,2
Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz)
(April, 2005)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac9,1
Power Mac G5 (1.8GHz)
(October, 2004)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac7,3
Power Mac G5 (dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz, dual 2.5GHz)
(June, 2004)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac7,2
Power Mac G5 (1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz)
(June, 2003)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,6
Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors - 1.25GHz & dual 1.25GHz)
(June, 2003)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,6
Power Mac G4 (FW 800 - 1.0GHz, dual 1.25GHz, & dual 1.42GHz)
(January, 2003)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,6
Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors - dual 867MHz, dual 1.0GHz, & dual 1.25GHz
(August, 2002)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,5
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002 ED - 867MHz)
(August, 2002)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,5
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002 - 733MHz, 800MHz, 933MHz, dual 1.0GHz)
(January, 2002)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,5
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver - 733MHz, 867MHz, dual 800MHz)
(July, 2001)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,4
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio - 466MHz, 533MHz, dual 533MHz, 667MHz, 733MHz)
(January, 2001)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,3
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet - 400GHz, dual 450MHz, dual 500GHz)
(July, 2000)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac3,1
Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics - 350MHz, 400MHz, 450GHz, 500GHz)
(September, 1999)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac1,2*
Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics 'Yikes' - 350MHz, 400MHz)
(August, 1999)

Machines Have Model Identifier PowerMac1,1*
Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White - 300MHz, 350MHz, 400MHz, 450MHz)
(January, 1999)

*Note: Blue & White G3 / Power Macintosh G4 "Yikes" will not see maximum performance with this card due to an architecture flaw in the logic board design. There is nothing that can be done to rectify this situation
Temperature Operating: 68-122°F (20-50°C)
Non-Operating: -40-149°F (-40-65°C)
Humidity Operating: 20-80% RH (Non-condensing)
Non-Operating: 5-95% RH (Non-condensing)
Dimensions (LxW) 5.25 x 4.69" (13.3 x 11.9cm)
Weight 0.29 lb (0.13kg)
OWC / Other World Computing Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card
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    3.5

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    4.0

    Performs as advertised.

    By John

    from Lancaster, Oh

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    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enhance Experience

      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card:

      I use the interface for an external RAID drive system. Data transfer rates are excellent. Installation (hardware & software) were easy. Price was quite competitive.

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      3.0

      Not working good with mac

      By Unamuso

      from Georgia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Lacks Power
      • Slow

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing Mercury 2-Port FireWire 800 / 1-Port FireWire 400 PCI Adapter Card:

      This card is not working good on mac system.

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