View Full Version : anyone know of a PCI card that has both USB 2.0 AND Firewire ports in it?
02-15-2002, 12:05 PM
Ask and ye shall receive
02-15-2002, 12:20 PM
You are correct that Adaptec makes a Firewire/USB2.0 combination card. I was just reading about it somewhere last night. And I think it had more ports and was less money than the one linked above.
02-15-2002, 12:27 PM
The 2-in-1 card for today's fastest peripherals
4-port USB 2.0 and 3-port FireWire combination card for PCs and Macs
Why buy two PCI cards when you can get all the high-speed connectivity you need using one Adaptec DuoConnect card?
With FireWire and USB 2.0 connections on a single card, you save both money and a valuable PCI slot. And with Sonic MyDVD 3 software, you can easily create CDs or DVDs from your home movies! Whether you need speed for your PC or MacŪ, with DuoConnect you're covered.
02-15-2002, 12:28 PM
I think I may have to get this :)
02-15-2002, 12:56 PM
Dopey - that's the card I was thinking of. I seem to remember seeing it at about $80 somewhere. I liked the 4 + 3 ports it offers.
02-17-2002, 12:06 PM
The DuoConnect one is sweet; it got a 9 and the "Kick Ass Product" award from Maximum PC, so you know it must be good.
02-17-2002, 09:10 PM
I want a computer that can handle that kind of speed!
02-17-2002, 09:14 PM
On pricewatch you can find the Adaptec DuoConnect for $96 + $8.
02-20-2002, 11:24 AM
Whenever possible, you should attempt to use Firewire instead of USB. Each Firewire device contains it own processor and can therefore perform processing at the local level, whereas USB relies on the CPU for its processing and can be a drag on your resources.
In theory, 2 Firewire devices can be attached, and communicate with each other, without the need for a pc in-between - i.e. attach your Firewire camera to your Firewire printer and your photos are printed automatically, although I have yet to see this function advertised anywhere for any 2 devices. By comparison, if you took 2 USB devices and attached them together without a PC in-between, nothing would ever happen, except maybe the collection of dust.
Just my 2 cents...
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02-24-2002, 07:42 PM
I just read somewhere that Belkin has a card for $30-$40
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