PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2 Ports

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PCI Express to USB and FireWire More Like This Harnessing the powerful PCI Express capabilities on modern motherboards, the x1 PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter is an inexpensive single card solution for adding or supplementing USB and FireWire. The PCIe card provides full 480Mbps throughput for versatile USB 2.0 peripherals and 400Mbps throughput for high performance FireWire 400 peripherals. The adapter provides three external USB 2.0 ports and two external FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394 A) ports. The PCIe card is fully backward compatible with existing USB 1.1 devices, and connects with USB based printers, modems, speakers, scanners, and hundreds of other devices. Easy USB installation makes adding new hardware a breeze, with no complex configuration, confusing plug-ins, or IRQs. Connect up to 127 USB products to PCs. The FireWire portion of the card interfaces FireWire peripherals including Digital Video Camcorders, digital still image cameras, set top boxes, hard drives, DVD/CDRWs and other mass storage devices. Use with multiple peripherals or with a hub for daisy chaining and/or hierarchical (tree) bus configurations. Ready for use with self-powered devices, or plug an available system power cable into the onboard molex connecter for devices requiring bus power.

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PCIE-U2FW4IO-01 PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2 Ports F-270/F-271 N/A

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • Compliant with USB Specification 2.0
  • Fully supports EHCI and OHCI Compliant standards
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
  • Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
  • Provides independent four external and one internal USB 2.0 high speed ports
  • Supports data transfer rates of high-speed (480Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and low-speed (1.5Mbps)
  • Hot-swapping feature allows you to connect/disconnect devices without powering down the system
  • FireWire supports up to 62 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000 and OHCI 1.1 Standards
  • Single-lane (x1) PCI Express throughout up to 2.5Gbps
  • Onboard power connector to provide reliable source
Warranty Information
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • NEC
Bus Interface
  • Host: PCI Express x1
  • Peripheral: USB 2.0
  • Peripheral: FireWire 400
  • Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (EHCI)
  • Universal Serial Bus 1.1 (OHCI)
  • FireWire (IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000 and OHCI 1.1)
  • USB: 1.5, 12 and 480 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • FireWire: 100, 200 and 400 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • Three external USB 2.0 type A ports
  • Two external FireWire 400 6-pin IEEE 1394a ports
System Requirements PC
  • PCI Express equipped computer
  • Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 (SP1 or later), Vista
Package Includes
  • One (1) Combo PCIe Card
  • User manual
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing


W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs

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