FireWire 800 3-port PCIe Quick Installation Guide Introducing the FireWire 800 3-port PCIe The FireWire 800 3-port PCIe is designed to add FireWire 800 (1394b) and 1394a (6-pin) interfaces to your computer. Features and Benefits • • • • • Provides 2 FireWire 800 (1394b) ports and 1 1394a (6-pin) port for multiple 1394b/1394a device connections Supports data transfer rates of 100, 200, 400 and 800Mbps Built-in 4-pin power connector provides extra power when connected to the system's power supply (Recommended) Supports hot-swapping and Plug-n-Play connection of peripheral devices Works with various types of FireWire 800 (1394b) and 1394a devices including portable hard disk, DV camcorder, digital camera, CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive and other audio/video devices 04-0400A 1 System Requirements • • PCI Express-enabled system with an available PCI Express slot Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 Package Contents • • • • FireWire 800 3-port PCIe board "Y" split power cable Driver CD This quick installation guide Board Layout 4 Pin Power Connector FireWire Port (1394a) FireWire 800 Ports Figure 1: Board Layout 2 Hardware Installation General instructions for installing the card are provided below. Since the design of computer cases and motherboards vary, refer to your computer’s reference manual for further information, if needed. Static Electricity Discharge may permanently damage your system. Discharge any static electricity build up in your body by touching your computer’s case for a few seconds. Avoid any contact with internal parts and handle cards only by their external edges. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Turn OFF the power to your computer and any other connected peripheral devices. Unplug the computer's power cord. Remove your computer’s cover and install the card in an available PCIe slot. Push the board down firmly, but gently, until it is well seated. Connect an available 4-pin power connector from the system power supply to the 4-pin power connector on the FireWire 800 3-port PCIe board (See Figure 1 on page 2). This connection is recommended for reliable power output. The included "Y" power cable can be used to give you additional 4-pin power connectors. Secure the card and replace the cover. 3 Driver Installation This section provides information on how to install the FireWire 800 3-port PCIe drivers. Please follow the directions below for your operating system. Important: If your system doesn't boot to Windows properly with our card installed, check with your system's manufacturer for the latest system firmware update. Our board comes with a PCI Express bridge chip, which may not be understood by your system. At the time this manual was written, many system and motherboard vendors already have had this fix posted on their respective web sites. Windows 2000 Windows 2000 automatically installs it's built-in 1394a driver for the FireWire 800 3-port PCIe. To get the full speed out of this controller, install the Firewire 800 driver using the directions below. 1. Right click My Computer, click Manage, then click Device Manager. 2. Double click IEEE 1394 Bus host controller, then double click Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. 3. Click the Driver tab, then Update driver button. 4. At the Upgrade Device Driver Wizard, click Next. 5. Select Search for a suitable driver for my device, then click Next. 6. Insert the driver CD, check CD-ROM drives, then click Next. 7. Click Next, then click Finish. 8. Restart Windows to complete the installation. 4 Windows XP/Server 2003 Windows XP and Server 2003 automatically installs it's built-in 1394a driver for the FireWire 800 3-port PCIe . To get the full speed out of this controller, install the Firewire 800 driver using the directions on the next page. 1. Right click My Computer, click Manage, then click Device Manager. 2. Double click IEEE 1394 Bus host controller, the double click Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. 3. Click the Driver tab, then Update Driver button. 4. Select Install from a list or specific location, then click Next. 5. Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install, then click Next. 6. Insert the driver CD, click Have disk. 7. Type in D:, then click OK. (Change D: to match your CD-ROM drive letter) 8. Select OHCI IEEE 1394b Host Controller, then click Next. 9. Click Continue Anyway. Our driver has been thoroughly tested in Windows for stability. 10. Click Finish. Restart Windows to complete the installation. 5 Verify Proper Installation in Windows 1. Check Device Manager to verify successful installation. Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003: Right click My Computer, then click Manage. Click Device Manager. 2. Double click 1394 Bus Controller or IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers. - An OHCI IEEE 1394b Host Controller should be displayed. 6 Technical Support and Warranty QUESTIONS? SIIG’s Online Support has answers! Simply visit our website at www.siig.com and click on 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 one of our technical support analysts will promptly respond. A lifetime manufacturer warranty supplied with this product is offered by SIIG, Inc. Please see SIIG website for more warranty details. If you should happen to encounter any problems with this product, please follow the procedures below. If it is within the store's return policy period, please return the product to the store where you purchased from. If your purchase has passed the store's return policy period, please follow these steps to have the product repaired or replaced. Step 1: Submit your RMA request. Go to www.siig.com, click Support, then RMA to submit a request to SIIG RMA. If the product is determined to be defective, an RMA number will be issued. SIIG RMA department can also be reached at (510)413-5333. Step 2: After obtaining an RMA number, ship the product. • Properly pack the product for shipping. All software, cable(s) and any other 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 carton. • You are responsible for the cost of shipping the product to SIIG at the following address: SIIG, Inc. 6078 Stewart Avenue Fremont, CA 94538 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. 7 About SIIG, Inc. Founded in 1985, SIIG, Inc. is a leading computer upgrade manufacturer of I/O connectivity products, including PCI & ISA serial and parallel ports, USB, Serial ATA & UltraATA controllers, FireWire (1394a/b), Networking, Sound Cards, and other accessories. SIIG is the premier one-stop source of upgrades. 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, and e-commerce sites in the Americas and the UK, as well as through major distributors, system integrators, and VARs. PRODUCT NAME FireWire 800 3-port PCIe FCC RULES: TESTED TO COMPLY WITH FCC PART 15, CLASS B OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: 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. THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR PRODUCT COMPLIANCE SIIG, Inc. 6078 Stewart Ave. Fremont, CA 94538-3152 FireWire 800 3-port PCIe is a trademark of SIIG, Inc. SIIG and SIIG logo are registered trademarks of SIIG, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. Other names used in publication are for identification only and may be trademarks of their respective companies. October, 2005 Copyright ©2005 by SIIG, Inc. All rights reserved.