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Sonnet Tango FireWire 800/USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (3 FireWire 800 + 2ext+2int USB 3.0 Ports), Up to 800 Mbits/s FireWire Data Transfer Rate

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About the Sonnet FW8USB3-E

The Sonnet Tango FireWire 800/USB 3.0 PCI Express Card provides up to 10x the performance of your computer's USB 2.0 ports and exploits the full performance potential of fast external drives. Each USB port supports USB 3.0 hubs and provides 1A of power to connected devices, enabling you to forgo connecting power adapters for many bus-powered drives. The Tango 3.0 PCIe card's three external FireWire 800 ports extract every ounce of performance from fast external drives, DV camcorders and digital audio interfaces to deliver maximum data transfer speeds and satisfy the demands of video and pro audio application work, where high-speed and high-bandwidth data throughput are essential. Each FireWire provides 1A of power to connected devices, too.

Tango 3.0 PCIe installs easily into one of your computer's PCI Express (PCIe) slots, features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration and works with all industry-standard USB 3.0, USB 2.0(1), FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 (with adapter) peripherals. Get a Tango 800 3.0 to make the fastest connections to your digital device collection.

Sonnet FW8USB3-E Features

  • USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 Ports-Add SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 ports to your Mac Pro with PCIe slots, Windows PC, or Thunderbolt-to-PCIe expansion chassis
  • Wide USB 3.0 Support & Compatibility-USB 3.0 ports support storage, hubs and other USB 3.0 devices; compatible with USB 2.0 devices
  • Supports Hot-Swappable Device Connection-Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
  • Powered Ports-Support bus-powered drives (1A per USB 3.0 port, 1A per FireWire port)
  • Optimized for Thunderbolt-Provides maximum performance over Thunderbolt
  • Easy Installation-Quick and easy user installation into any available PCIe slot of your computer

Sonnet FW8USB3-E Specifications

Mac Compatibility Mac Pro (with PCIe slots)
OS X Version 10.8.4+
OS X Mavericks compatible
PC Compatibility PC (with PCIe slots; PCIe 2.0 slots recommended)
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Thunderbolt Compatibility Any computer with a Thunderbolt port via Sonnet's Echo Express Thunderbolt-to-PCIe card expansion chassis or other qualified Thunderbolt expansion chassis
Bus Interface PCI Express 2.0 x1
Number of Ports USB 3.0: 2 external
USB 3.0 Dual Port Connector: 1 internal
FireWire 800: 3 external
USB: Standard USB Specification v. 3.0/2.0 compatible. Complies with xHCI (Extensible Host Controller Interface)
USB: Cables Supported (External) USB 3.0 with Standard-A male connector, USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector
USB: Cables Supported (Internal) 20-pin male USB 3.0
USB: Peripherals Supported Industry standard USB 3.0 and 2.0 peripherals
USB: Chipset Fresco Logic
USB: Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5 Gbps
USB: Number of Devices Supported Up to 127
USB: Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
FireWire: Standard IEEE 1394b compliant
FireWire: Cables Supported 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
FireWire: Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400(1) peripherals
FireWire: Data Transfer Rates 800/400/200/100 Mbits/s
FireWire: Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
FireWire: Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
FireWire: Target Disk Mode Supported
FireWire: Chip Set LSI
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