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Improve Your “Peripheral Vision”

Usage implication vignetteEverybody with a computer has peripherals with USB 2.0 or FireWire® 400 (1394a) connectors—keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod® mobile digital devices, external hard drives, and DV camcorders to name a few—but computers never seem to have enough ports to connect them all. Plug and unplug peripherals all the time? Talk about inconvenient. Hubs—who needs them? Install Sonnet’s Tango™ 2.0 card into your computer to instantly add the USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 ports you need!

Sonnet's Tango 2.0 adds three (two external plus 1 internal) USB 2.0 and three (two external plus 1 internal) FireWire 400 ports to your computer. This adapter card installs easily into one of your computer’s PCI slots, features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration, and works with all industry-standard USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 peripherals.


Key Features

Simple way to add USB 2.0 ports (2 external + 1 internal) and FireWire 400 ports (2 external + 1 internal) to any compatible computer

Easy installation—plug and play

Supports all industry-standard FireWire 400 (a.k.a. i.LINK®, 1394a), and USB 1.1/2.0 peripherals

Supports hot-swappable device connection—plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer


From importing and editing video files to backing up your computer, FireWire 400 offers exceptional speed for digital-intensive work. For connecting almost any peripheral, USB 2.0 can’t be beat. Get a Tango 2.0 to expand your computer and your possibilities at the same time!

a Fusion D400Q, a camcorder, and an external single hard drive.



Part No.  
FWUSB2A Tango 2.0
Warranty 1-year
Bus Interface PCI
Number of Ports FireWire 400: 2 external + 1 internal, USB 2.0: 2 external + 1 internal
RoHS Compliant Yes
FireWire Support  
Standard IEEE 1394A compliant
Cables Supported 6-pin male FireWire 400 cables
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard FireWire 400 peripherals
Data Transfer Rates 400/200/100 MBits/s
Number of Devices Supported Up to 63 (data only)
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection
Target Disk Mode Not supported
Chipset NEC
USB Support  
Standard USB Specification v. 1.0/1.1/2.0 compatible. Complies with OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) and EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface)
Cables Supported USB 2.0 with Standard-A male connector
Peripherals Supported Supports all industry standard USB 2.0/1.1 peripherals
Data Transfer Rates 480/12 Mbits/s
Number of Devices Supported Up to 127
Hot Plug Supports hot-pluggable and hot swappable device connection


Specifications subject to change without notice.





Mac Compatibility

Power Mac® G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots only)

Power Mac G4

OS X® 10.5.2+, 10.4(1), or 10.3(1)

Mac OS® 9.2.2 (at USB 1.1 speed)

PC Compatibility

PC desktop (with PCI slot)

Windows® 8, 7, Vista®, XP (SP2)

Technical Notes

  1. Deep Sleep not supported under Mac OS X Versions 10.4 or 10.3.

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