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FireWire 800 Card for Windows

Discussion in 'Computing' started by audiokid, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    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

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    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.

    This
    thread may help, although it was primarily about FW400.
     
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  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

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    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)
    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/allegrofirewire800pcie.html
     
  4. rjuly

    rjuly Active Member

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

    rjuly Active Member

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    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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