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FireWire 800 Card for Windows

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by audiokid, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Looks like I need to upgrade my Windows box , I need a PCI FW 800 card, and/or is a PCIe the better slot. If I don't need to take an addition PCIe, I would save that for something else.
    Any recommendations? I've never bought something like this, do I just go to my local Computer store?
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Go for a TI chipset on a PCIe card.

    You are probably better shopping for this sort of thing on-line, when you can be reasonably certain of what you are buying and there is no salesman talking you into accepting a different type which he happens to have in stock.

    thread may help, although it was primarily about FW400.
    pcrecord likes this.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    UA recommends the Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe for the Apollo 16.
    $69.95 plus shipping.

    Edit: I see it has TI Chip as well. (y)
  4. rjuly

    rjuly Active Member

    I went for the allegro, should arrive today.
  5. rjuly

    rjuly Active Member

    installed. no muss, no fuss. Works. I am using it to connect my pc workstation to my Apollo Quad using the UAD firewire drivers. I am also able to connect the Apollo to my Mac Powerbook via the thunderbolt port using these same firewire drivers, but it is necessary to use a version 1 firewire card on the apollo - version 2 only supports thunderbolt drivers.

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