DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe Quick Installation Guide Features and Benefits

DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe Quick Installation Guide Features and Benefits
DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe
Quick Installation Guide
Introducing the DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe
The DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe is designed to add FireWire
interface to your PCI Express-enabled system.
Features and Benefits
Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification 1.0a
Compliant with IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000 and
OHCI 1.1 Standards
PCI Express 1-lane (x1) FireWire adapter works
with PCI Express slots with different lane width
Supports data transfer rates up to 400Mbps
Two external 6-pin FireWire (1394a) ports to
support DV camcorders, FireWire hard disks,
removable drives, scanners, digital cameras and
other FireWire audio/video devices
System Requirements
PCI Express-enabled system with an available PCI
Express slot
Windows®8 (32-/64-bit) / 7 (32-/64-bit) / Vista (32/64-bit) / XP (32-/64-bit) / Server 2003 & 2008 (32/64-bit) / Server 2008 R2 / 2000
Mac OS® X v10.4 or later
Package Contents
DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe
Spare enhanced low profile bracket
"Y" split power cable
Quick installation guide
Power Connector (optional)
FireWire ports
Figure 1: Layout
Note: The power connector is designed to provide
additional power to the board when needed. This
connection is OPTIONAL. We recommend to
connect this power connector when the following
conditions occur:
- All ports are used
- Firewire devices not being detected
In case you need to connect this power connector,
power off your system first before making this
Hardware Installation
Note: For Low Profile systems, replace the currently
mounted bracket with the included Low Profile bracket.
Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage
your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in
your body by touching your computer case for a few
seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and handle
cards only by their external edges.
Turn OFF the power to your computer. Unplug
the power cord and remove your computer cover.
Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI
Express slot.
Carefully align the card to the selected PCI Express
slot push the board down firmly, but gently, until
it is well seated.
Connect the system power source to the board's
Power Connector. Use the included "Y" split
power cable to connect to the system power supply,
if needed. Note: This connection is OPTIONAL
and not needed for most systems. See Layout on
page 2 for more information.
Secure the card using the slot bracket screw.
Replace the computer cover and reconnect the
power cord.
Driver Installation
Please make sure the board is installed into the computer
before proceeding with the driver installation.
Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / Server 2003 & 2008 /
Server 2008 R2 / 2000
Windows will automatically detect and install the correct
driver for the DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe. No driver installation
is needed.
To Verify Windows Installation
Check Device Manager to verify installation.
For Windows 8 / 7 / Server 2008 R2: Right click
Computer, click Manage, then click Device
For Windows Vista: Right click Computer, click
Manage, click Continue, then click Device Manager.
For XP / Server 2003 / 2000: Right click My Computer,
click Manage, then click Device Manager.
For Server 2008: Right click Computer, click Manage,
double click Diagnostics, then click Device Manager.
Double click 1394 Bus Controller or IEEE 1394 Bus
host controllers. An IEEE 1394 Host Controller
should be displayed.
Mac OS X v10.4 or later
Mac OS X will automatically detect and install the correct
driver for the DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe. No additional
driver installation is needed.
To Verify Mac OS Installation
Click Go, then click Utilities.
Double click System Profiler.
Click FireWire, and another FireWire Bus should
be displayed.
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Technical Support and Warranty
QUESTIONS? SIIG’ s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our web site at
www.siig.com and click Support. Our online support database is updated daily with
new drivers and solutions. Answers to your questions could be just a few clicks away.
You can also submit questions online and a technical support analyst will promptly
SIIG offers a lifetime manufacturer warranty with this product. This warranty covers
the original purchaser and guarantees the product to be free of any defects in materials
or workmanship for the life of the product.
SIIG will, at our discretion, repair or replace (with an identical product or product
having similar features and functionality) the product if defective in materials or
workmanship. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state. Please see our web site for more warranty details.
If you encounter any problems with this product, please follow the procedures below.
A) If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the product to the store
where you purchased from.
B) If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period, please follow the steps
below to have the product repaired or replaced.
Step 1: Submit your RMA request.
Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then REQUEST A PRODUCT REPLACEMENT
to submit a request to SIIG RMA or fax a request to 510-657-5962. Your RMA request
will be processed, if the product is determined to be defective, an RMA number will
be issued.
Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product.
Properly pack the product for shipping. All accessories that came with the
original package must be included.
Clearly write your RMA number on the top of the returned package. SIIG will
refuse to accept any shipping package, and will not be responsible for a product
returned without an RMA number posted on the outside of the shipping
You are responsible for the cost of shipping to SIIG. Ship the product to the
following address:
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
RMA #:
SIIG will ship the repaired or replaced product via Ground in the U.S. and
International Economy outside of the U.S. at no cost to the customer.
About SIIG, Inc.
Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of IT connectivity
solutions (including Serial ATA and Ultra ATA Controllers, FireWire, USB,
and legacy I/O adapters) that bridge the connection between Desktop/
Notebook systems and external peripherals. SIIG continues to grow by adding
A/V and Digital Signage connectivity solutions to our extensive portfolio.
SIIG products offer comprehensive user manuals, many user-friendly features,
and are backed by an extensive manufacturer warranty. High quality control
standards are evident by the overall ease of installation and compatibility of
our products, as well as one of the lowest defective return rates in the industry.
SIIG products can be found in computer retail stores, mail order catalogs,
through major distributors, system integrators, and VARs in the Americas and
the UK, and through e-commerce sites.
DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe
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.
SIIG, Inc.
6078 Stewart Avenue
Fremont, CA 94538-3152, USA
Phone: 510-657-8688
DP FireWire 2-Port PCIe is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and the SIIG logo are registered
trademarks of SIIG, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc. All other names used
in this publication are for identification only and may be trademarks of their respective
October, 2012
Copyright © 2012 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.
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