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|At 400 megabits per second, the FireWire/1394/i.LINK standard is ideal for multi- media input devices such as digital video (DV) camcorders, and high-speed storage devices, scanners, and CD-RW drives. In fact, you can \"daisy chain\" up to 62 peripherals from the two external FireWire ports on your DuoConnect card.
USB 2.0 combines high-speed performance with the plug-and-play simplicity that has made USB peripherals so popular. USB 2.0 products include external hard drives, CD-RWs, DVD-Rs, and scanners can run at up to 480 Mbps. That\'s 40 times faster than USB 1.1 peripherals!
DuoConnect\'s three external ports provide maximum compatibility and connectivity to the newest USB 2.0 devices as well as USB 1.1 devices.
Combination FireWire and USB 2.0 card - add both high-speed I/0 standards to your computer with a single card; no need to open your computer twice, or occupy two PCI slots
Complete DV Editing and Creation Software Package - includes video editing software and Sonic MyDVD for creating VideoCD, or DVD-on-CD discs
Full USB-IF Hi-Speed Certification - guarantees USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 compatibility and hassle-free operation
Includes 6-foot FireWire cable - connect your DV camera easily and with maximum throughput with this fully tested 6-pin to 4-pin FireWire cable - a $30 value!
Works on both Macs and PCs - universal design works on PC-compatible computers and Macs as well. See Product Specifications - \"System Requirements\" for more detailed information
I've had this card installed in my computer for over a year now and it's continued to work flawlessly. I never hesitate to recommend it to folks needing to add Firewire and USB 2.0 to their machines.
The only possible downside I've found is that it can be a bit more expensive than other cards (though it does contain both interfaces in a single PCI card). But it's worth it to me for the reliability I've had with it. And if you keep your eyes open, you can sometimes find it on sale or with a rebate.
Comments posted by Scott from Other, August 16, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
installed on machine initially installed with windows 98 and subsequently upgraded to ME. Using in conjuntion with a sony TRV340 (Digital 8).
Windows now won't power off completely (although I don't get the constant rebooting problem mentione by others). Adaptec and Microsoft solutions, including moving the card and turning off power management have not worked. (Anyone with solution can e-mail me at email@example.com with ideas, but this post is intended o confirm the problem, not to find the solution).
Other than that card seems to work well. 5 ports in total - both firewire and USB 2.0 I've been capturing the video from my camcorder. Having problems with the sound and with burning but these seem to be software related and I'm a newbie.
Comments posted by dave from Other, April 21, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 5 of 10.
This card has a TI firewire chipset and a Nec USB2 controller. I tested this card in Soyo SY-P4I Fire DRAGON (Intel 845 chipset), Asus TUV4x (VIA 694T/686B chipset) and Soyo SY-7VCA-E (VIA 694X/686B chipset).
All of these systems recognized the card without problems. Firewire drivers worked properly with Windows 2000 SP3, Windows XP and Windows XP SP1. Adaptec USB2 drivers did not worked with WXP SP1, but drivers bundled with this SP worked great.
For DV capture from a Sony Cam was smooth. For an external hard disk this card is faster (TI chipset thing) than the firewire port included in a Soundblaster Audigy card. For video Capture I was not able to find any difference.
The card included basic video editing software and Sonic MyDVD for creating VCD and DVD. The bundled tools are OK for quick rendering and creation of VCDs, but I get better quality using TMPGenc and VCDEasy.
On the USB2 side, the use of a NEC controller ensures compatibility and performance. My USB2 scanner worked just great.
I would like to comment that even though USB 2.0 has a higher transfer speed; it also has a lot more overhead. When using and external HD, the device connected though the firewire interface will yield a better result to the one obtained from the USB2 connection.
On the not so bright side I have read a few reviews stating that after installing the Adaptec Duoconnect card some PCs running WXP will have trouble shutting down. Attempting to do so will only result in a restart. I haven’t seen this problem so far. (I had this problem with my Soyo SY-7VCA-E PC, but the problem was caused by an Intel Pro 100B network card and it was fixed by switching brand).
The real problem I had with the Duo connect is that it refused to run on the Soyo SY-P4I Fire DRAGON after installing my Provideo 256T mpeg2 hardware capture card. Can you imagine? This must be an incompativilty in the bundled PCI to PCI bridge controller.
By the way if you do not like TI firewire chipset because of the “TI compatibility problem” you could opt for an OrangeLink + (by Orange Micro) that features a Lucent firewire controller and USB2 (but it lacks an internal power connector). The other option is the Belkin combo card, but since it does not include software and cost about the same as the Adaptec and Orange Micro options it just not worth it.
Comments posted by Otto from Other, April 16, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98? Win2K WinXP Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 9 of 10.
Works faultlessly - both firewire and USB. The USB ports are USB 2.0 ports but I only have only ordinary USB devices to test them with. Installation was very easy. The only point to watch is that you need a small internal power connector as for floppy drive and if you don't have a spare one you'll need to buy a converter but these are very cheap. If you don't connect the power the card still works perfectly for capture/data but won't be able to provide power supply to connected devices that rely on power feed from the PC.
Comments posted by Dennis from Other, April 01, 2003:
Compatibility: Win95? Win98 Win2K? WinXP? Vista? NT4? MAC? Linux? - Rated: 10 of 10.
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What kind of main capture features it supports
Analog VideoIn = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input
Video Card = If it is a Video Card/Graphic Card
Tv Tuner = Built-In TV-Tuner
Digital TV = Built-In Digital TV-Tuner
DV/Firewire = DV/Firewire/i.Link input
DV Converter = Analog composite or/and SVHS video input and converts to DV video
MPEG1 hardware = Capture directly MPEG1(VCD) video using hardware*
MPEG2 hardware = Capture directly MPEG2(SVCD and DVD) video using hardware*
MJPEG hardware = Capture directly to MJPEG using hardware*
MPEG4 hardware = Capture directly to MPEG4(DivX,Xvid) video using hardware*
* = Most capture cards can capture to this format using software but it usually requires a very fast computer, if it supports realtime capturing it uses the capture cards hardware and it doesn't require a very fast computer and you may get better quality but less options/settings than software capturing.
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