FireWire card

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webtekie

New Member
#1
Hi guys,

I need to get a FireWire card to connect a camcorder that I am planning to buy. Is IEEE1394 and iLink the same thing and latter being Sony's creation? Also, which one would you recommend?

thanks,
webtekie
 
Skywlkr79

Skywlkr79

Grand Poo-bah
#2
Here's how I see it:

Apple=Firewire
PC=IEEE1394
Sony=iLink

as far as I know, there is no difference between them except the names.

There are several cheap Firewire cards out there~US$30-40. I don't use any of them (onboard), so I really can't recommend any one over the others.

Here is one on tigerdirect.com for $25. I have done business with tiger ~10 times and have never had any problems with them.
 
grover

grover

Ex pert
#4
I was running short of PCI slots (read: used every fricken one of 'em but needed to cram a firewire port in there somewhere) and got a slick little combo card- IEEE1394, USB2 *and* 10/100BaseT LAN all in a single card! :) Set me back like $80 tho. works like a charm!
 

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