Pci Express Firewire Card Driver Download Install Update
When i went to purchase a new laptop for audio and video editing, I went with a Dell Precision for multiple reasons, but the biggest was the fact that it came with an onboard firewire port. Anyone who has recently shopped for a laptop knows how rare that is these days, and I was not excited about having to ditch a perfectly good audio interface just because I could not find a laptop with firewire. Turns out I did not do enough research because there are apparently multiple types of firewire chipsets, and most audio interfaces prefer ones that use Texas Instruments.
I couldn't record anything without the Firepod losing it's sync after about 5 minutes. It was incredibly frustrating. After several hours of searching forums, I came across the "get a TI expresscard" suggestion.
As a last resort I took that advice and purchased this card, and it has worked like a charm! Upon plugging it into my computer, it was immediately recognized and I was able to connect my Firepod with no problems at all. I am happy to report that I was able to record 2 hours of a 4-channel podcast last night with no problems whatsoever.
Thank you Startech for making me not have to throw my new laptop in the garbage! For those interested, my system uses Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit. I don't know if different units have different chipsets, but mine came with the VA chip and NOT the TI chipset as other reviewers have claimed. Glitched like crazy with my Steinberg MRX which is a notoriously picky firewire device.
Don't take chances buying this for audio editing purposes, you may be disappointed like I was. On the other hand, they had a good return policy and I did get most of my money back. I would buy from this company again, just not this particular unit. Top rated Most recent Top rated. All reviewers Verified purchase only All reviewers All stars 5 star only 4 star only 3 star only 2 star only 1 star only All positive All critical All stars All formats Size: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Expresscard a Verified Purchase. There was a problem loading comments right now. Before I got this card I was having tons of drop outs, digital distortion which you could only fix in studio one by unselecting the Firestudio as your audio device, switching to onboard audio, then back to the Firestudio and general poor performance.
With this card these issues are gone, just be sure to go into Windows power setting and max it all for performance save it as a preset if you want to toggle it on and off to save battery for general usage , turn off all your network devices the network controllers and the pci expansion controller both demand processing power from the same chip on my dell, which can cause dropouts if windows suddenly decides to download some updates, you load chrome etc and the performance will be spectacular.
PCI a Verified Purchase. This FireWire card worked beautifully to help me transfer some old Hi-8 camcorder tapes onto the computer. But it required an older computer. Fortunately I had an old Windows XP computer lying around collecting dust that I was able to plug this into and fire it up and have it work perfectly right away.
One person found this helpful. I can now run non stop multi-day sessions with zero connectivity issues. I do recommend you get the matching StarTech ExpressCard 34mm to 54mm plastic adapters to fill up the rest of the space in your 54mm slot that's not consumed by this 34mm card, as that plastic adapter does work well with this particular card and keeps it firmly seated in your ExpressCard slot.
I built a very nice desktop computer system for my home with some nice high end parts and realized I couldnt upload any mini DV tapes into Studio Everything is a la carte when building a system and firewire to usb conversion adapters wont be recognized by the motherboard as a firewire signal. I had it in the slot in 5 minutes and windows 10 pro automatically found and loaded the drivers. This is hands down the best way to get a firewire signal to your software.
I just purchased a new Lenovo T So, I purchased this product. I plugged it in, and my T recognized it and installed the driver in less than two seconds. As others have noted, the unit does stick out of the computer quite a long way. This is due to the decision to use full size Firewire connectors rather than mini connectors. Also, others have complained that it requires quite a bit of force to push the Firewire cable into either of the two sockets on this card.
However, given that a laptop is more likely to be used to capture video while out in the field, rather than in a studio, and given that conditions in the field tend to be more rugged, it is probably good that the fit is snug. If it wasn't, the cable might disconnect as things move around in a mobile enironment. So, for me, this card works exactly as expected, and I highly recommend it to others. Presonus lists this specific express-card as being compatible with the Presonus Firestudio.
I recently repurposed my desktop, and thought I'd give my really awesome Lenovo W Laptop a spin as a main workstation. It had a built-in firewire card, and, while it seemed it was stable, the presonus software was SUPER sluggish. The built-in firewire of the Lenovo was working better. That said, I did record a band practice using 1 presonus firestudio project I have 3, that my desktop would handle with ease , and it dropped out right around the time we started getting serious about what we were going to record.
Yay, nothing of value. I'll know more in a few weeks after either more testing, or, we decide to record some more. I replaced that laptop with a new one and it doesn't have a firewire port, but it does have an ExpressCard slot, so I bought a Sonnet Tango ExpressCard firewire adapter. That one worked for digital audio streams with sampling rate up to 48K, and anything higher would not work even though the M-Audio Firewire Audiophile is capable of up to 96K.
I just about pulled my hair out trying to make it work, but to no avail. I finally bought this StarTech ExpressCard firewire adapter to try, and everything worked great.
I don't know what the difference is, both cards claim to use Intel chips, but the StarTech is obviously better. PCIe b Verified Purchase. I did not encounter any of the size, pin alignment, etc. The card popped right into the PCIe slot without binding and the steel mounting bracket was sized right.
I had previously installed the Windows 8 legacy driver for Firewire cards as the Microsoft help function recommended for Windows 10 users but I don't think that would have been necessary. Upon booting up, Windows recognized the card and configured my system correctly. I bought this item for a friend as his desktop did not have any firewire port and needed it to connect to his audio interface.
His audio interface was the M-Audio Firewire Solo. But this card supplied even the power to the M-Audio Firewire Solo. A great card and would recommend it to anyone.
And for information purpose note that this card contains a Texas Instrument chip can't really remember the full benefits of this chip but Texas Instrument is a great chip to have when it comes to audio production.
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Firewire PCI Card Not Working
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I seated it in my case, in a PCI slot, and loaded up the software that came with the box. However, the software that came with it is called "Ulead Video Studio", a software that was made for Windows 95, and a software where its copywrite expired in At any rate, that software did not have the driver for this card on it. So, I went to the company's website, found their drivers list, and typed in my card's item number. The driver I downloaded did not include a driver, instead just a PDF document with the pin layout on the card. My computer is not recognizing that card, and even when I plug something into one of the Firewire ports, nothing happens. Please help, I need this to get footage off of a video camera; urgently.