Great, does what it suppose to do without problems (using Win XP 32)
17 August 2010
Summary: Pros: Work as described, a simple a plug-n-play pci card. Con: I don't know why but Amazon detail leaves out the fact that this includes a 4p-6p cable. Its really is a plus, but if the information was there it would've saved me the trouble of purchasing a cable. At least now I have a spare.
Summary: Install and works with no problems, has three ports, and is dirt cheap. Remember, though, this is a PCI card, so be sure to open your box before you order to make sure you have an open PCI slot left!
Summary: I saw others with issues, but what can you say when it instantly works! Plugged into my XP pro desktop, turned on the computer. It found the PCI card instantly, installed and then I connected my DV Camcorder. It was instantly recognized and was able to capture video. Process took less than 10 minutes.
Summary: VIA is not the brand you want. I would definitely recommend a 1394 pci with a Texas Instruments (TI) chipset. What's my reason? I have a firewire audio interface for recording music and sound. I spent a good chunk of money for all my equipment, and upon recording I am more than disappointed when I hear hissing, popping, and a generally bad-sounding digital recording.
Summary: Card dropped right in and worked flawlessly. Can't beat the price anywhere for this card. I searched a number of different sites for a similar card and none were this cheap. This one also comes with a 4 pin DV cable, which is what my customer needed to capture video off his Digital Camcorder. Absolutely cannot beat the $$ along with Amazon Prime free 2 day shipping. I highly recommend this card.
Summary: I know it doesn't say it is hot swappable but why would you advertise that it's good for transferring digital video from your camcorder to your computer if everytime you connect and disconnect from your computer you have to shut it down first. If you are going to use this card for external drives that are always hooked up and turned on then this product is for you. But that's all its good for.