StarTech 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter

StarTech 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter

StarTech 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter

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StarTech 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter


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Product Highlights

  • FireWire 800 (1394b) Interface
  • PCIe Bus Type
  • 2 x FireWire 800 and 1 x FireWire 400
  • 800 Mb/s Maximum Data Transfer Rate
  • OHCI & PCI 2.2 Industry Standards
  • Plug-and-Play and Hot-Swappable
  • CE, FCC, RoHS Certified
  • Windows, Mac, and Linux Compatible
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StarTech PEX1394B3 overview

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The 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter from StarTech lets you add two native FireWire 800 ports and one FireWire 400 port to your computer through a PCIe expansion slot. The adapter can be installed in a PCIe slot to add two 9-pin FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b ) ports and one 6-pin FireWire 400 port (IEEE 1394a ), providing broad compatibility with a wide range of FireWire devices like DV camcorders, external hard drives, digital cameras, and more. The card adapter features a native (single chip) PCIe chipset.

Lets you add three FireWire ports to a standard or small form factor (SFF) computer with support for high-powered FireWire devices
Includes two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports (IEEE 1394b), each with transfer rates of up to 800 Mb/s and one 6-pin FireWire 400 port (IEEE 1394a) with transfer rates of up to 400 Mb/s
Utilizes a native PCIe chipset design rather than a bridge chip, ensuring a fast, reliable, and cost-effective FireWire expansion
Compliant with IEEE 1394b and is backwards compatible with IEEE 1394a - 2000 as well as 1394-1995 standards
Includes a low-profile/half-height installation bracket
Internal power connector for high-powered FireWire devices
Plug-and-play and hot-swappable


Add a high-speed FireWire port to a desktop computer without any FireWire ports
Connect a digital camera to a desktop computer with a PCIe slot to download photos and video
Connect a high-speed external hard drive to a PCIe-enabled system
UPC: 065030825139
In the Box
StarTech 3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter
  • FireWire Cable
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Software CD
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    StarTech PEX1394B3 specs

    Interface FireWire 800 (1394b)
    Ports 3
    Bus Type PCIe
    Card Type Standard profile

    Low-profile bracket included

    Industry Standards EEE 1394/1394a/1394b
    PCI 2.2
    Chipset ID LSI/Agere - FW643
    Type 1 x PCIe x1 male
    Internal Ports 1 x SP4 (4-pin; small drive power) male
    External Ports 1 x FireWire 400 (6-pin; IEEE 1394a) female 2 x FireWire 800 (9-pin; IEEE 1394b) female
    Maximum Data Transfer Rate 800 Mb/s
    OS Compatibility Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (32/64-bit), 2000, ME, 98SE
    Windows Server 2012, 2008 R2, 2003(32/64-bit)
    Mac OS 10.x (tested up to 10.9) and Linux
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F (0 to 70°C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 194°F (-20 to 90°C)
    Humidity 0-90% RH
    Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS
    Physical Characteristics
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 3.5 x 0.7 x 4.7" (88.9 x 17.7 x 119.3 mm)
    Weight 1.8 oz (51.0 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 5.7 x 1.5"

    StarTech PEX1394B3 reviews

    3-Port FireWire 800/400 (1394b/a) PCIe Card Adapter is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from simply works Bought this, because new boards don't come with it anymore and I have a film scanner. Just popped it in and it works, nothing more to say (which is a good thing in this case :-)).
    Date published: 2016-03-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from WINDOWS 10 NOT SUPPORTED I am using windows 10, this card is not supported for windows 10. Need to downgrade our computer to use this card I don't know what to do now? driver not available
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Got It Working Instructions would be helpful
    Date published: 2015-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right Fit Right fit to allow the firewall cable connecting my Hasselblad H camera to my computer. Allowed the operation for software and download of firmware needed to update camera to current needs.
    Date published: 2015-02-08
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from It hasn't worked yet, but I'm still trying. Just got a new firewire cable just to eliminate that as a possible problem, but computer still doesn't recognize capture card. About to call support again.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Presonus recommended chipset A stable chipset recommended for Presonus firewire mixers. There's nothing like getting it right the first time. Thanks for carrying this unit.
    Date published: 2018-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed Fit my Mac Pro just right, easy to install, and worked like a charm. Fast hippig and great customer service from B&H too.
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good firewire card Added to my new gaming computer, works great. Firewire 400 and 800.
    Date published: 2018-06-21
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