Summary: I tired another companies Firewire card and it locked my Windows 8 computer up until it was removed. This one installed with no problems and I can once again import video into Pinnacle Studio 15 from my Sony camcorder.
Summary: No problems installing this little card. It seems to be working perfectly with my old Epson Scanner. I have not tried capturing DV video with my older camera yet, but it was bought more for the scanner.
Summary: I works on windows 8.1. No need for drivers. I had no problems intalling and it worked the first time great. I use this with an Edirol FA/66 and I am happy that I can use my 300 dollar sound device again with my new build. Just buy it.
Took me 5 minutes to install and I am no computer wiz
20 January 2014
Summary: I watched a 5 minute youtube video and installed this in about 5 minutes. It is the first time I have ever installed any type of hardware in a computer. Now I can finally upload by MiniDigital Video onto my computer using a 6-pin firewire (400 port). Caution, the instructions from Vantec weren't very good, so I highly recommend a "how to" video.