AFW-8300
Firewire Host Bus Adapter
User’s Guide
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further assistance, use the support options listed below.
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Support Options
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Limited 5-Year Hardware Warranty
1.
Adaptec, Inc. (“Adaptec”) warrants to the purchaser of this product that it will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase.
If the product should become defective within the warranty period, Adaptec, at its option,
will repair or replace the product, or refund the purchaser’s purchase price for the product,
provided it is delivered at the purchaser’s expense to an authorized Adaptec service facility
or to Adaptec.
2.
Repair or replacement parts or products will be furnished on an exchange basis and will
either be new or reconditioned. All replaced parts or products shall become the property of
Adaptec. This warranty shall not apply if the product has been damaged by accident,
misuse, abuse or as a result of unauthorized service or parts.
3.
Warranty service is available to the purchaser by delivering the product during the warranty
period to an authorized Adaptec service facility or to Adaptec and providing proof of
purchase price and date. The purchaser shall bear all shipping, packing and insurance costs
and all other costs, excluding labor and parts, necessary to effectuate repair, replacement or
refund under this warranty.
4.
For more information on how to obtain warranty service, write or telephone Adaptec at 691
South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, (800) 959-7274.
5.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT EXTEND TO ANY PRODUCT WHICH HAS
BEEN DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENT, MISUSE, ABUSE, OR AS A RESULT OF
UNAUTHORIZED SERVICE OR PARTS.
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THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES WHICH NOW
OR HEREAFTER MIGHT OTHERWISE ARISE RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT. IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT SHALL (A) HAVE NO GREATER
DURATION THAN 5 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE, (B) TERMINATE
AUTOMATICALLY AT THE EXPIRATION OF SUCH PERIOD AND (C) TO THE EXTENT
PERMITTED BY LAW BE EXCLUDED. IN THE EVENT THIS PRODUCT BECOMES
DEFECTIVE DURING THE WARRANTY PERIOD, THE PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY SHALL BE REPAIR, REPLACEMENT OR REFUND AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION
LOSS OF DATA, ARISING FROM BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY
ARE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ADAPTEC AND, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY
LAW, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED BOTH FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND TO THE
EXTENT NOT UNCONSCIONABLE, FOR PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGE.
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SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CONSUMER PRODUCTS, AND SOME STATES
DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO
THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary
from state to state.
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Regulatory Compliance Statements
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
WARNING: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. However, if this
equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■ Increase the separation between equipment and receiver.
■ Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
■ Use a shielded and properly grounded I/O cable and power cable to ensure compliance of
this unit to the specified limits of the rules.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Adaptec, Inc.
AFW-8300
Tested to Comply
With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
European Union Compliance Statement
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, as amended by 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC, in
accordance with:
■ EN55022 (1998) Emissions
■ EN55024 (1998) Immunity:
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EN61000-4-2 (1998) Electrostatic discharge: ±4 kV contact, ±8 kV air
EN61000-4-3 (1998) Radiated immunity
EN61000-4-4 (1995) Electrical fast transients/burst: ±1 kV AC, ±0.5 kV I/O
EN61000-4-5 (1995) Surges ±1 kV differential mode, ±2 kV common mode
EN61000-4-6 (1996) Conducted immunity: 3 V
EN61000-4-11 (1994) Supply dips and variation: 30% and 100%
In addition, all equipment requiring U.L. listing has been found to comply with EMC
Directive 73/23/EEC as amended by 93/68/EEC in accordance with EN60950 with
amendments A1, A2, A3, A4, A11.
Australian/New Zealand Compliance Statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3548 set out by
the Spectrum Management Agency.
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Canadian Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Japanese Compliance (Voluntary Control Council Initiative)
This equipment complies to class B Information Technology equipment based on
VCCI (Voluntary Control Council for Interface). This equipment is designed for home
use but it may causes radio frequency interference problem if used too near to a
television or radio. Please handle it correctly per this documentation.
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In this Guide
System Requirements
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This is Your AFW-8300 Host Adapter
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Installing Your AFW-8300
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Installing the Driver
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Connecting Your AFW-8300
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Connecting a Digital Video Camera
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Troubleshooting
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This User’s Guide explains how to install the AFW-8300 host
adapter and the device driver in your Windows or Macintosh
desktop computer, and shows how to connect the AFW-8300 to
your Digital Video (DV) camcorder or other 1394 device using
standard 1394 cables.
Note: The 1394 digital interface is also known as FireWire®.
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System Requirements
System Requirements
The minimum system requirements for the AFW-8300 are:
For Windows Computers
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Intel® Pentium III with 500 MHz or faster CPU
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128MB of RAM
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Microsoft Windows® 98SE, Microsoft Windows 2000®,
Windows Me®, or Windows XP®
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Available PCI slot (see This is Your AFW-8300 Host Adapter on
page 3 for more information)
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CD-ROM drive
For Macintosh Computers – FireWire 800
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Apple® Power Macintosh® G4 (with AGP slot) or later
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128 MB of RAM
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Mac OS X 10.2.5 or later
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Available PCI slot (see This is Your AFW-8300 Host Adapter on
page 3 for more information)
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CD-ROM drive
For Macintosh Computers – FireWire 400
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Power Macintosh Blue & White G3 or later
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96 MB of RAM
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Mac OS 9.1 or later
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Available PCI slot (see This is Your AFW-8300 Host Adapter on
page 3 for more information)
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CD-ROM drive
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This is Your AFW-8300 Host Adapter
This is Your AFW-8300
Host Adapter
Internal Power Connector
Bracket
6-pin Port
9-pin Ports
32-/64-bit PCI Connector
The AFW-8300 host adapter is a 64-bit universal PCI card. It will
work in either a 32-bit or 64-bit PCI slot; however, when it is
plugged into a 64-bit slot, it provides better performance because it
is able to transfer more data simultaneously.
About the Internal Power Connector
The AFW-8300 host adapter can provide up to 1 A of power to a
single port, or a total of 1.5 A of power across all three ports if more
than one port is in use. You can increase the amount of power
available to connected devices by connecting the internal power
connector (shown above) to a power supply within your computer.
Refer to the documentation that came with your computer for more
information.
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Installing Your AFW-8300
Installing Your AFW-8300
To install the AFW-8300:
1 Discharge any static electricity by touching a grounded metal
object (such as the exposed metal parts on the back of your
computer) before handling the adapter.
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Caution: Handle the adapter by its edges or metal bracket.
Do not touch the gold connector or any components on the
adapter.
2 Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cord. Open
the computer cabinet, following the manufacturer’s
instructions.
3 Locate an unused 32-bit or 64-bit PCI expansion slot and
remove the expansion slot cover. Save the slot cover screw for
use in Step 5.
Slot cover screw
Expansion slot cover
64-bit PCI slots
32-bit PCI slots
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Installing Your AFW-8300
4 Insert the AFW-8300 into the PCI expansion slot. Press down
firmly until the adapter clicks into place. When installed
properly, the adapter should appear level with the expansion
slot.
Note: Depending on the tightness of the PCI slot, gentle but
firm force may be required to insert the adapter.
5 Secure the adapter bracket with the slot cover screw you
removed in Step 3.
6 If you plan to use FireWire devices that, when combined, draw
more than 1.5 A of power, plug an internal power cable to the
adapter’s internal power connector. (See About the Internal
Power Connector on page 3 for more information.)
7 Close the computer cabinet, reattach the power cord, then turn
on the computer.
To register your AFW-8300, go to register.adaptec.com.
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Installing the Driver
Installing the Driver
After you’ve installed the AFW-8300, you must install the driver.
Follow the instructions provided for your operating system (OS).
Windows Computers
Before you begin, ensure you have the most recent Windows OS
updates installed on your computer. Refer the Microsoft Web site to
download updates.
1 When you power on your computer, Windows automatically
detects the new host adapter and loads an embedded driver.
Note: When this Guide was printed, Microsoft 1394 drivers
supported FireWire 400 speeds (400 Mbps) only.
2 Restart your computer if you are prompted to do so.
3 Go to the Windows Device Manager and check to see if the host
adapter is installed correctly under the IEEE 1394 Bus Host
Controller section.
Macintosh Computers
Note: Only FireWire 400 is supported on the AFW-8300 in
Mac OS 9.1 – Mac OS X 10.2.4.
If you are using Macintosh OS X, no driver installation is required.
Your AFW-8300 works with the drivers built in to your OS.
If you are using an earlier version of the Macintosh OS, verify that
the necessary drivers are installed on your computer by going to the
System folder and opening the Extensions folder. FireWire Support
and FireWire Enabler should be listed. If these files are not listed, go
to www.info.apple.com and download the latest FireWire software.
Note: Ensure you have the latest FireWire software installed on
your computer before contacting Adaptec for technical support.
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Connecting Your AFW-8300
Connecting Your AFW-8300
This section provides basic instructions for connecting your
AFW-8300 to your 1394 devices.
Understanding Cables and Connectors
Your AFW-8300 host adapter has two 9-pin ports and one 6-pin
port. The 9-pin ports are bilingual, which means that they can
connect to both 1394a (FireWire 400) and 1394b (FireWire 800)
devices.
FireWire (1394) devices and cables can have 4-pin, 6-pin, or 9-pin
connectors. Ensure that you have the proper cables to connect your
1394 devices to your AFW-8300 adapter, using the Table below as a
guide. You can connect up to 63 devices to the AFW-8300.:
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AFW-8300 Port
1394 Device
Cables
6-pin Port
FireWire 400/1394a (4-pin)
6-pin-to-4-pin
6-pin Port
FireWire 400/1394a (6-pin)
6-pin-to-6-pin
9-pin Port
FireWire 400/1394a (4-pin)1
9-pin-to-4-pin
9-pin Port
FireWire 400/1394a (6-pin)
9-pin-to-6-pin
9-pin Port
FireWire 800/1394b (9-pin)
9-pin-to-9-pin
FireWire 400 devices will not perform at FireWire 800 speeds even when connected
to a FireWire 800/1394b port.
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Connecting a Digital Video Camera
Connecting a Digital Video
Camera
You need a standard 6-to-4-pin or 9-to-4-pin 1394 cable to connect
your DV camera to your AFW-8300. To complete the connection:
1 Plug the 6-pin or 9-pin connector into the appropriate external
1394 port on your AFW-8300.
6-pin connector
4-pin connector
9-pin connector
2 Plug the 4-pin connector into the 1394 port on your DV camera.
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Caution: As you insert the 4-pin connector into the DV
camera, make sure the connector and the 1394 port are
properly aligned. If the connector and port aren’t aligned
correctly, the pins can bend and damage the internal
connector of the camera.
Hot-Plugging
The AFW-8300 host adapter supports hot-plugging, which means
you can connect or disconnect your 1394 devices while your
computer is powered on.
Device manufacturers support hot-plugging in different ways.
Please refer to your device documentation for specific information.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have any problems installing or using the AFW-8300, work
through these suggestions:
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Ensure that your 1394 DV camera or device is powered on.
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Make sure the 1394 cable is properly connected to both the
AFW-8300 and your DV camera or other 1394 device.
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Ensure that all 1394 devices are turned on, and all cables and
power cords are plugged in. Ensure that the 1394 cables are no
more than 15 feet (4.5 meters) long.
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Ensure that you have installed any software included with your
1394 devices. Check the manufacturer’s Web site for the latest
software.
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Open your computer cabinet and ensure that the adapter is
seated completely and evenly in the PCI slot.
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Move the adapter to a different PCI slot if the driver fails to load.
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Ensure that bus mastering support is provided and enabled for
the PCI slot containing the AFW-8300. (Check your
motherboard documentation for instructions.)
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Check the Windows 2000 Event Log if you encounter problems
loading the drivers on your Windows 2000 operating system.
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If you encounter problems with an attached 1394 device, try
quitting and restarting any applications that use that device.
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If you are running Macintosh OS X, ensure that the device is
supported by the operating system. If the device is supported
but is not functioning properly, check with the device
manufacturer for updated drivers or firmware.
If you are running an earlier version of the Macintosh operating
system, ensure that the most up-to-date device drivers are
installed. If the device is still not functioning properly, check
with the device manufacturer for updated drivers or firmware.
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Troubleshooting
If you are still unable to resolve a problem, refer to the Adaptec
Web site at www.adaptec.com, or the Adaptec Support
Knowledgebase at ask.adaptec.com for additional troubleshooting
information.
Note: Ensure you have the latest FireWire software installed
on your computer before contacting Adaptec for technical
support.
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