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9.4 out of 10

Syba SD-PEX30009

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Overall 8

Good Card. One tip for Windows 8 users.

mackinacfan, Amazon
10 April 2014
  • Summary: I'm running Windows 8.1. Technically, Windows 8.1 doesn't support Firewire, so a few tips on getting this card working. I installed the card, then installed the driver from the mini CD disk that came with this card. The new driver appeared in the Device Manager under the IEEE 1394 host controllers, with no problems, no warnings. But I could not get my computer to recognize my device (Cakewalk/Roland FA-66) that I attached to the Firewire card.
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Overall 10

Works great out of the box

Daniel G. Kenney, Amazon
28 February 2014
  • Summary: Simple easy set-up. Texas Instrument chip set is important for critical audio connections. Works great with Presonus StudioLive and Firestudio gear.
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Overall 10

works Gr8

sal, Amazon
24 October 2013
  • Summary: I have windows 7. I put this in and windows7 knew recognized it right away. There is no with setting it up. It worked great with my computer and provided me the firewire capability I needed for my presonos music studio with no hassle.
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Overall 10

Works in Linux

LucianG, Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: Plug-and-play installation on openSUSE 12.3 x64. Connected the PC case front firewire port to the header. Used it to capture/edit from a camcorder with Kino and Kdenlive.
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Overall 2


Jonathan Plumb, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: I bought this card because it was on a list of compatible PCI-E FW 800 cards on Universal Audio's website. I needed it for my Mac Pro and Universal Audio's Apollo interface. Since I installed it I have received nothing but crashes and FW errors. Universal Audio said they have since taken the card off their list because of people experiencing similar issues. By then it was too late for me to return the card according to Amazon's return policy.
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Overall 10


John Fiorello, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: TI chipset is very important when you're recording, especially with presonus gear which absolutely sucks when it's not set up perfectly. This installed without disks on windows 8 and plugnplay'd with a firestudio project just fine.
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Overall 6

Third time's not the charm

Wayne, Amazon
20 June 2013
  • Summary: This card was not easy to install, but the default TI driver loaded by itself. Another reviewer suggested using it and staying away from the one on the disc. I tried that, and although the software I was using recognized the device I had plugged into the card, and did so right away, as soon as I started capturing I got a blue screen. After a reboot I confirmed that the same thing happened. I decided to try the drivers on the disc. They loaded. Sort of.
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Overall 10

completely satisfied

James L. Lewis, Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: After installation in my Windows 7 computer I powered up and the driver automatically installed. I used the 1394 interface to control my Sony digital camera and had no problems. I am completely satisfied.
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Overall 10

Just What I Needed!

Demetrius Williams, Amazon
7 June 2013
  • Summary: I was Looking For a card for an audio interface for firewire,and this one works perfect with my m-audio firewire 410!.. I bought another card and it was a Via chip that kept making my interface drop (flashy Blue Lights) out and pc didn't reconize. so if your'e looking for the right one for music production this is the one at a good price.
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Overall 4

Slow speeds

Jeff Baker, Amazon
20 May 2013
  • Summary: This card works ok with the unibrain drivers, but it gets nowhere close to Fire Wire 800 speeds and locks up the computer while doing transfers to a USB 3 device.
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