DuoConnect (AUA-3121)
DuoConnect is a combination USB 2.0 and FireWire card for PCs and Macs. It includes a 6-foot FireWire 6-4 pin cable worth US$30. Included is Sonic MyDVD 3 software and Video Editing software for Windows, which allows you to capture and edit your video clips, then burn and share in DVD and Video CD formats on CD or DVD-Recordable drives. Adaptec USB 2.0 drivers for Windows 98SE, Me and 2000 are also included. It has four USB ports (3 ext, 1 int), and three FireWire ports (2 ext, 1 int). It has full USB 2.0 high-speed certification and is USB 1.1 backward-compatible. Its FireWire ports are OHCI-compliant and can provide up to 18W of cable power. DuoConnect is backed by Adaptec's world-class reliability, compatibility, support and five-year warranty.
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Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows Millennium
Microsoft Windows XP

System Environment
  Desktops and Power Macs

Bus System Interface Type

Universal PCI 2.2 compliant
External Connectors
Three USB connectorsTwo FireWire connectors
Data Transfer Rate
USB 1.1 OHCI: up to 12 Mbps
USB 2.0 EHCI: up to 480 Mbps
FireWire (IEEE 1394) OHCI: up to 400 Mbps
System Requirements
PC266 MHz or faster processor
64 MB of RAM
Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, ME or XP
Available PCI slot
CD-ROM drive

Video Editing & DVD Creation Requirements: 
(PC only): 350 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
DV camcorder
CD-RW drive
250 MB disk space for program files
2.1 GB free disk space for 10 minutes of digital video
24-bit color depth and 1024x768 resolution

Macintosh Power Macintosh beige G3 (rev B or later) & G4s (No Blue & White G3 support)
Mac® OS 9.0.4 or later*
Available PCI slot
CD-ROM drive
*This card is OHCI compatible. Drivers that Apple includes in the Mac OS will work with this product. Note: USB ports will function at USB 1.1 speeds.Video Editing & DVD Creation

Requirements (Macintosh only):
Macintosh users can download Apple's iMovie 2 software or other video-editing software using links provided on the DuoConnect installation CD
Package Contents
Adaptec DuoConnect card (AUA-3121: IEEE 1394 OHCI compliant; USB 1.1 OHCI and USB 2.0 EHCI compliant)
6-foot (1.8m) FireWire 6-pin to 4-pin cable
Hardware Installation Guide
Installation CD
Adaptec USB 2.0 EHCI drivers for Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP
Sonic MyDVD 3 software
Video Editing software
User Guide
Registration Card
Links to key websites
5-year manufacturing and materials warranty

Product Description

4-port (3 external, 1 internal) USB 2.0 and 3-port (2 external, 1 internal) FireWire combination card for PCs and Macs

Key Differentiators

Combination FireWire and USB 2.0 card
Complete DV Editing and Creation Software
Up to 18W of FireWire cable power