If you feel left out with the introduction of FireWire 800 and you’d like to upgrade your Power Mac G4 with the capability, FireWire Depot is now shipping its
PCI-800 1394b PCI host adapter, a FireWire 800 expansion card compatible with both Macs and Windows-based PCs.
FireWire 800, based on the IEEE 1394b interface, is the new high-speed peripheral connection introduced by Apple with the 17-inch PowerBook G4 this past January. The interface has since been implemented on new Power Mac G4 as well. FireWire 800 features twice the available bandwidth of the FireWire 400 interface — 800Mbps.
FireWire Depot’s PCI-800 card is a 64-bit PCI OHCI-compliant adapter that fits into an available PCI card expansion interface in your Power Mac G4. The PCI-800 sports three external FireWire 800 ports with 9-pin connectors.
The PCI-800 card is available for US$89.95.