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Adding a firewire card: PCI or PCI-E?

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October 1, 2012 12:28:05 PM

Wondering if a firewire 400 card could benefit by a PCI-E connection or is that just for people that don't have a PCI slot? PCI-E cards seem to be a lot more expensive.
October 1, 2012 1:13:06 PM

The PCIe bus is faster than the standard PCI, and the cost of an adapter card ranges from 10$(PCI) to 20$+(PCIe). If the extra 5-10$ is going to ill your budget get the PCI, otherwise PCIe is the way to go...
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October 1, 2012 1:17:42 PM

The standard PCI slot has ~100MB/s usable bandwidth shared between all devices on the bus, which is about twice as much as FW400 so there should be no problems unless you have other high-bandwidth devices on the PCI bus.
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October 1, 2012 5:53:42 PM

no benefit, PCI card ( firewire) should at PCI , because the card works only transfer data from DV to PC by the way of manual (record)
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October 1, 2012 6:58:23 PM

Sounds like PCI-E FW cards are for people that don't have PCI slots in their newer motherboards. Good news.
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