Sonnet Allegro PCI Firewire 800 Card (2 FW800 + 1 FW400 ports)

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Get Your Data Transfers Served Up Faster!
Do you feel the need for speed? Look no further—Sonnet’s Allegro™ FW800 PCI adapter card delivers FireWire 800 speeds your high-end digital peripherals demand. Transmit files between your computer and FireWire 800 devices at up to an amazing 800 Mb/s. It’s ideal for meeting the demands of video and pro audio applications, where high-speed and high-bandwidth data throughput are essential.

Simple Installation
With simple plug and play ease, Allegro FW800 easily installs into an available PCI slot of your computer and features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection with automatic device configuration; no termination or device ID’s required. With two external FireWire 800 ports and one external FireWire 400 port, you’re guaranteed to have the right connections—and bandwidth—for your FireWire peripherals.

Pro Speeds (for Everyone)
In the world of digital video, faster is always welcomed when it comes computers and digital peripherals. The Allegro FW 800 easily brings the top speed of FireWire to anyone’s system—from the video professional capturing video out in the field, to dad capturing the kid’s latest summer vacation—with the simplicity and quality you’d expect from a Sonnet product.


  • Simple way to add FireWire 800 ports to any compatible computer
  • Easy installation—plug and play—no drivers to install
  • Provides fast interface to download videos from your digital camcorder, transfer files to external drives, and more
  • Fully backward-compatible with FireWire 400 (a.k.a. i.LINK®, 1394a) devices
  • Supports hot-swappable device connection—plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer
  • RoHS compliant

Manufacturer Product #: FW800A

Technical Information

Bus Interface

  • PCI; Works in 64-bit or 32-bit PCI slot

*Peripherals Supported

  • Supports all industry standard FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 peripherals.

Cables Supported

  • 9-pin male FireWire 800 cables
  • 6-pin male FireWire 400 cables

FireWire Support

Number of Ports

  • 2 external FireWire 800
  • 1 external FireWire 400


  • IEEE 1394b and 1394a compliant

Data Transfer Rate

  • Up to 800 Mb/s

Number of Devices Supported

  • Up to 63 (data only)

Hot Plug

  • Supports hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection

Mac Compatibility

  • Power Mac G5 (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
  • Power Mac G4 (with PCI slots)
  • Any Power Mac G3 (Blue & White)
  • Mac OS® X Version 10.5, 10.4, or 10.3
  • Mac OS 9 (at FireWire 400 speed)

Windows Compatibility

  • PC (with PCI or PCI-X slots)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP


  • 1 year limited warranty from Sonnet

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