updated 04:45 pm EST, Tue November 10, 2009
Adapter designed for Macs and PCs
Sonnet on Tuesday introduced the Allegro FireWire 800 PCI Express (PCIe) adapter card. The upgrade features Texas Instruments' XIO2213A FireWire 800 controller, along with three FW ports that support write speeds of up to 70MB/s. Power is provided for bus-powered external drives, audio interfaces, or other equipment, while plug-and-play compatibility automatically supports PCIe 1.1 and 2.0 slots. Users can also connect FireWire 400 devices using an adapter or adapter cable.
The Allegro FireWire 800 PCI Express adapter is compatible with Mac Pro, Power Mac G5 and Xserve systems, along with PCI Express-equipped Windows configurations, and carries a suggested retail price of $100.