Want to add FireWire 800 to your Power Mac? FireWire Depot has announced the
DO-1394b FireWire 800 PCI Host Adapter, compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows XP.
The device installs in a PCI expansion socket and provides users with two external and one internal FireWire 800 connection. What’s more, it also sports on external FireWire 400 connection, to attach older devices that follow the original FireWire spec without having to use an adapter cable.
The card is built on a two-chip solution developed by Texas Instruments, and features independent port fuses to protect your system from potential overload. The FireWire 800 connectors operate at up to 800Mbps; the FireWire 400 jack operates at up to 400Mbps.
FireWire Depot said the new card will be in stock on Monday, October 20, 2003. It carries a retail price of US$96.99.