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High-Speed, High-Bandwidth Ports for Notebooks

Connecting FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 installed into MacBook Pro to an external device Sonnet’s FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 provides you the ability to connect the fastest FireWire® multimedia peripherals to your MacBook Pro or Windows notebook computer with an ExpressCard slot. Do you work with files stored on external hard drives? You may not be getting the maximum performance from them. Many drive enclosures include a FireWire 800 (1394b) interface, which provides up to twice the data transfer speeds and bandwidth of FireWire 400 (1394a), both critical attributes when working with multimedia applications. Don’t settle for a slower connection and less than maximum performance; get a Sonnet FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 adapter to add the FireWire 800 ports you need!

Sonnet FireWire 800 Pro Write Performance

* Sonnet FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 tested against other major brands' FireWire 800 ExpressCard/34 adapters, using 4GB transfers between a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 and a 2-drive hardware RAID 0 array.

 

Thunderbolt Compatible with Echo ExpressCard/34 A

Key Features

Simple way to add high-speed FireWire ports to any compatible notebook computer

Provides support for the fastest FireWire multimedia peripherals

Works in any ExpressCard slot

Plug-and-play simplicity

Supports hot-swappable device connection. Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer

Compatible with Sonnet's Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter

RoHS compliant

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Sonnet's FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 features two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports to satisfy the high-bandwidth demands of video and pro audio applications. Offering plug and play simplicity(1), this card works in ExpressCard/34 and ExpressCard/54 slots, supports all FireWire 800 and FireWire 400(2) peripherals, and features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection with automatic device configuration.

 

World Travel Power Adpater

Power your Fusion F2, or FireWire bus-powered drives connected to both ports of your Sonnet FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34 or FireWire/USB ExpressCard/34 adapters with Sonnet's World Travel Power Adapter.

Part No.  
FW800-E34 FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard/34
Hardware  
Warranty 1-year
RoHS Compliant Yes
Bus Interface ExpressCard/34
Chipset TI
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400(2) peripherals
Cables Supported 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
FireWire Support  
Number of Ports 2 external
Standard IEEE 1394b compliant
Data Transfer Rate 100/200/400/800 Mbits/sec
Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection
Bus Powered Bus-powered devices require power adapter (sold separately)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

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Mac Compatibility

MacBook® Pro(3) (with ExpressCard/34 slot)

Mac OS® X Version 10.5+

OS X Mavericks compatible

Windows Compatibility

PC notebook ( with ExpressCard slot)

Windows® 8

Windows 7

Windows Vista®(1)

Windows XP SP2(1)

Technical Notes

  1. Windows XP and Vista require installation of driver for FireWire 800 support.
  2. FireWire 400 support through FireWire 800 ports requires FireWire 400-to-800 adapter or adapter cable.
  3. Sonnet's FireWire 800 Pro (blue label) is compatible with all MacBook Pro models (with ExpressCard/34 slots). Sonnet's discontinued FireWire 800 ExpressCard/34 (orange label) is not compatible with 15" MacBook Pro, Model Identifier 2, 2; or 15"/17" MacBook Pro Model Identifier 4,1. Compatible with all other models. Check System Profiler (Apple Menu->About This Mac->More Info) for Model Identifier.
Product image Product Name Part No. Description
World Travel Adapter World Travel Power Adapter PWR-UAC-12V World Travel Power Adapter (12V, 1.25A) for Sonnet Fusion F2, Fusion F2QR, FireWire 800 ExpressCard/34, and FireWire/USB ExpressCard/34
ExpressCard/34 to 54 Stabilizer ExpressCard/34 to 54 Stabilizer E34-E54-BK Brace for stabilizing an ExpressCard/34 adapter card in an ExpressCard/54 slot