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BELKIN 3-Port Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and 3-Port FireWire PCI Card Model F5U508v1

  • PCI to 1394 / USB Card
  • USB2.0/1394A
  • 480Mbps data transfer speeds with USB
  • 400Mbps data transfer speeds with FireWire Data Transfer Rate

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Belkin's F5U508v1 has 6 ports so there is no waiting. The ports are split evenly between USB 2.0 and FireWire. One port of each interface is internal. There is a 4 pin Molex connector on the back of the card to ensure that your bus powered devices are amply provided for.

The card is compatible with PCs and Macs that have an available PCI 2.1 slot. You'll need to be using Win98SE or Mac OS 10.2.8 or later for full functionality.

  • newegg Three IEEE 1394 Ports The Belkin F5U508v1 features two external and one internal IEEE 1394a ports to add IEEE 1394 capability directly to your computer for connections with various digital devices, components and peripherals, such as external hard disk drives, scanners and digital video camcorders.
  • newegg Three USB 2.0 Ports The Belkin F5U508v1 features three high-speed USB 2.0 ports (two external and one internal) to add USB 2.0 capability directly to your computer. Just connect your computer with USB 2.0 devices easily!
  • newegg PCI Interface The Belkin F5U508v1 features a PCI interface compliant with Plug-n-Play. Simply install the card into your PC’s free PCI slot without powering down the system!

Learn more about the Belkin F5U508v1




PCI to 1394 / USB Card
External USB Ports
2x USB Ports
Internal USB Ports
1x USB Port
External 1394 Ports
2x 1394 Ports
Internal 1394 Ports
1x 1394 Port
Data Transfer Rate
480Mbps data transfer speeds with USB
400Mbps data transfer speeds with FireWire
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE, 2000, Me or XP
Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher


Adds 3 FireWire ports to your computer
Adds 3 USB 2.0 ports to your computer
Compatible with all low speed and full speed USB (no adapters required)
OHCI Compliant
Gives ultrafast 480Mbps data transfer speeds with USB
Gives ultrafast 400Mbps data transfer speeds with FireWire
Offers Plug-and-Play installation ease
Compatible with any video camera or portable drive with a FireWire port
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Belkin F5U508v1

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2008 8:01:36 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks nice

Pros: Works well, have had it for a few years now.

Cons: For some reason XP seems to think that the USB is not hi-speed. Haven't figured out why, but when I run Fedora, it works at hi-speed.

Other Thoughts: 1.25GHz Athlon XP, Gigabyte 2004 RZ motherboard, 640 MB of RAM, ATI Radeon Graphics card, 80+16 GB hds.

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4 out of 5 eggsInitial problems but finally worked

Pros: I installed this along with a Siig USB/FireWire front hub in my Dell OptiPlex GX270 (2003). Works well.

Cons: Good product, but needed tweaking on install. If you are running XPsp2, then you don't need included drivers. I installed in one slot and XP didn't recognize it. I uninstalled the root hubs in device mgr. and after rebooting, this slot finally recognized the card and the Siig front port hub.

Other Thoughts: The first card I got was not Ver.1 and went bad. RMA'd to Belkin with a NIB replacement arriving a week later. (good work Belkin!) Belkin sent me ver.1 card and finally everything works up to speed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/1/2007 6:36:10 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
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1 out of 5 eggsNot so good...

Pros: Two external ports for both Firewire and USB 2.0; made by Belkin

Cons: Doesn't work. Fully secured in the PCI slot, everything is as it should be. But on boot, the computer fails to boot up. This is the second stage of my problems, the first being that the computer seemed to work fine, but my camcorder was not being controlled properly through the card.

Other Thoughts: For now, this card has not worked at all for me. I will submit another review if/when I get it to work.

Newegg and UPS delivered this product 1 day (ONE DAY!) after I ordered it. Great service on their parts.

Manufacturer Response:

From the description of your issue above it definitely seems to me that your hardware is incompatible with this upgrade card. It is likely that your computer may be too old or your PCI buss is not fast enough to take this kind of upgrade. I would be willing to guess that if you took this to a service tech, this is the conclusion he/she would come to. We do our best to reach a standard of interoperability across hardware configurations but if we were to make it work perfectly with every configuration out there both our cost and yours would be significantly higher. In the future, before you post a review with any product you have had a problem with, contact tech support.
Ours is 1 800 2BELKIN x2263, you can call anytime we are in the office.

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