Summary: Well, had not problems instaling this card, ran at very high speeds through the network. I only got it because of the speed it would reach on the network, because i use a network PC for all of my film production storage. XP 32bit. However, i have installed Vista Business 32bit, and i have found that it does not work with networking on vista, though it shows up in device manager in 1394 tab. All drivers good, but yet no intention of working for networking.
Summary: I bought this card so that I could network a server (place of card) at fast speeds using a 6 to 6 pin. Worked incredibly well with XP, doing stuff that Ethernet 100 would be poor at, e.g., transferring large files. I then upgraded the server to windows vista business. After that, it did not appear as a network adaptor again. I found out that Microsoft has disabled all 1394 net adaptors for windows vista, server 2008.
Summary: Quick and easy installation. Windows XP Pro automatically detects and installs the required driver. Included in the package: 3/4" low profile bracket card, 3-ft 1394 cable and VideoStudio 8 DVD software. This card will only work in a low profile desktop, so if you have a standard or full size case, please look into other card.
Great easy to install firewire for the Dell C521 slim desktop
W. Siggins, Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: Fit perfectly in my slim Dell C521 Desktop. Works great and was immediately recognized by the system. If you have the C521 I would really recommend this for firewire drives and video / regular cameras. Works flawlessly! Would have preferred to get it cheaper as some have but I needed quickly and it has performed perfectly!
Low Profit FireWire card is perfect for slim computers
J. Toprani, Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: This card fit perfectly in the slim Dell C521 PC and was recognized by the Vista OS immediately. When I connected the camcorder to it, it recognized it and gave me options to edit the tape in the camcorder. I did not encounter any problems. Very good product.
Works prefect for transfering off my Sony miniDV Handycam
Thomas S, Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: I wasn't sure anything was going to work. I couldn't stream over USB and when i plugged my DCR-HC42 handycam it showed no signs of life. I powered down then plugged this is a regular PCI slot(it has a full size bracket if needed) and restarted. I plugged the supplied cable from my handycam dock into the card and BAM..streaming video in Adobe Premiere(30 day trial). I haven't tried the supplied software but so far with Premiere I've copied about 10 vids.
I now have a firewire connection on my Dell Vostro 200 slim line
PT Cruiser, Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: I bought this for a Dell Vostro 200 Slimline desktop computer that I didn't think to order with a firewire card when I bought it. I've wanted to be able to do faster transfers with my LaCie 301832 320GB Rugged All-Terrain Firewire800/Firewire400/USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive and to be able to connect a video camcorder. I don't know why I waited so long to order and install this card. I guess it's because I wasn't 100% percent sure it would fit. I shouldn't have waited.
Summary: I also have a Dell C521 Desktop. so this card is exactly what I needed. However, I need to re-state (as someone already had the same issue as me) If you have the same computer as I do, you literally have to JAM it into place! Try not to break it! The easiest way to know when you have inserted it correctly is when the "gold strips" are completely gone.
Summary: Ordered this because it is low profile and my computer case requires that. This item did not work in my new Lenovo desktop as it caused a blue screen hardware parity error. Reseated it and it still did not work. Tried online chat at the support site and nobody answered. Will return and buy a different brand. To be clear, there are only two external ports on this card. one standard and one mini.