PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800/400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2+1 Ports

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PCI Express to USB and FireWire 800 More Like This One card. 6 ports. Three high speed bus technologies. Synchrotech's x1 PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800/400 Combo Host Adapter is an inexpensive single card solution for adding or supplementing FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports. Harnessing the powerful PCI Express capabilities on modern motherboards, the combo card provides full 800 and 400Mbps throughput for high performance FireWire 800/400 peripherals, and 480Mbps throughput for versatile USB 2.0 devices. The adapter provides three external USB 2.0 ports, one external FireWire 800 port, one internal FireWire 800 port, and one external FireWire port.

The PCIe card is fully backward compatible with existing USB 1.1 devices, and connects with thousands USB based 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 with blazing fast FireWire 800 and 400 peripherals including Digital Video Camcorders, hard drives, 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-U2FW8IO-01 PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800/400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2+1 Ports F-280 N/A EOL

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

Vista Ready

  • OHCI 1.1 and OHCI 1.2 Compliant
  • Compliant with USB Specification 2.0
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
  • Supports FireWire data transfer rate up to 100/200/400/800 Mbps
  • Supports simultaneous operation of multiple USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices
  • Supports USB 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
  • Fully supports IEEE 1394-1995 Standard and IEEE 1394a-2000 for high-performance
  • FireWire supports up to 62 devices that can be run simultaneously on a system
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000, 1394-B 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
Bus Interface
  • Host: PCI Express x1
  • Peripheral: USB 2.0
  • Peripheral: FireWire 800
  • 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, 400 and 800 Mbps (megabits) transfer rates
  • Three external USB 2.0 type A ports
  • One external FireWire 800 9-pin IEEE 1394b ports
  • One internal FireWire 800 9-pin IEEE 1394b ports
  • One external FireWire 400 6-pin IEEE 1394a port
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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