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Koutech 1615E Dual Port FireWire/1394b (FireWire 800) ExpressCard

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  • 2 x IEEE 1394
  • 800/400/200/100 Mbps

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IEEE 1394b ExpressCard
IEEE 1394B
Data Rates
800/400/200/100 Mbps
2 x IEEE 1394
ExpressCard slot
Operating Systems Supported
Supports Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista and future Windows OS platform
Supports Mac OS 10.4.x or later
System Requirements
PC or laptop computer with 256MB of RAM and 1GHz or faster processor
One (1) available Universal or 34 mm ExpressCard slot


Our 1615E uses the new ExpressCard slot on your notebook computer replaces the CardBus PC Card slot. It enables you to take advantage of the high-speed performance offered by the new PCI Express technology
Two (2) 800Mbps FireWire/1394b ports (FireWire 800) on a ExpressCard/34 module
An ExpressCard/34 module (34 mm wide) can fit into either a Universal or 34 mm ExpressCard slot. If an ExpressCard/34 module is inserted into a Universal slot, the internal guidance feature gently directs the module over to engage the connectors
Complies with 1394a/1394b & Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) 1.1/1.2 specifications
Fully compliant with the lastest PCMCIA ExpressCard standard
Comes with two (2) 9-pin standard connectors
Supports up to 63 devices in peer-to-peer configuration
Ideal connection for high performance external CD/DVD writers, hard disk drives, RAID storage enclosures, and etc.
Supports 100/200/400/800 Mbit/sec transfer rate
Fully Plug-N-Play and Hot-Swap compatible
With an option to add a power adapter to ensure sufficient power supply to external power-hungry bus-powered devices (an AC/DC power adapter or an USB power cable)

Package Contents

Package Contents
One (1) FireWire 800 ExpressCard
Driver Disk
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Martin C.
  • 2/6/2010 11:52:57 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsAdditional Info

Pros: I forgot to mention Windows 7 will install a driver for this card. Do not use the software provided on the cd-rom.
I have used it on a mac pro and wintel laptop running win 7 with no problems

Cons: none

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  • Martin C.
  • 2/6/2010 11:50:08 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat for using a second HDV camera

Pros: Works well in a 34 slot but I suggest using gaffers tape to keep it seated.
Can be used for external firewire devices when your primary port is in use.
I am using it for webcasting where 2 camera angles are needed. Cameras connected via firewire can not share the same firewire bus.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: You can use it in 54 slot but... more gaffers tape will be needed :-)

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  • Rod S.
  • 4/3/2007 5:22:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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3 out of 5 eggsNot for Vista

Pros: Looks like it might be a fast 800 card, but I wouldn't know.

Cons: They say they have Vista drivers when in fact they are unsigned XP drivers which in my system caused severe blue screens and system hangs. Look for something else if you are running Vista.

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4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Performer, but a little BULKLY

Pros: Easy install. Handles Firewire transfers so well from external drives that you would swear the drives were internal. Hasn't crashed or slowed down with huge (over 5GB) files being transfered and accessed.

Cons: It is a little on the bulky side. Basically, it sticks out 2 inches from the side of your laptop. Add a Firewire 800 cable to it and it's an extra 1.5 inches. 3.5 inches doesn't seem so bad, but if you use a mouse instead of the touchpad, the card does get in the way a little.

Other Thoughts: I bought this card to attach a 3 TB Firewire RAID to my laptop. Primarily my laptop is a portable workstation for 3D animation and editing work.

My System is a Dell M90
2.33 Dualcore
4GB 667mhz DDR2
100GB 7200 SATA
Quadro 3500 workstation card with 512 MB

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