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Adaptec FireConnect for Notebooks
Adaptec FireConnect for Notebooks kit provides FireWire connectivity for PC and Macintosh notebooks. It includes a 3-port FireWire CardBus adapter and a cable, for easy plug-and-play to FireWire devices such as hard drives, CD-RWs and DV camcorders. The Card provides high speed data transmission for DV and connects up to 62 external FireWire devices. Also includes Sonic MyDVD 3 software and Video Editing software for Windows, which allow you to capture and edit your video clips, then burn and share in DVD and Video CD formats on CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW. The Kit is backed by Adaptec's world class reliability and support.
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Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Macintosh OS 9.0.4
Macintosh OS 9.1
Macintosh OS 9.2.x
Mac OS X 10.1.x
Mac OS X 10.2.x
Mac OS X 10.3.x
  Add three external FireWire ports to your PC or Mac notebook
Hot-pluggable with full Plug-and-Play support
Key Differentiators
  Three FireWire ports
Low power consumption
System Environment
Number of devices
Up to 62
Devices can be up to 15 ft. apart.

Bus System Interface Type

External Connectors
3 external 6-pin ports
Data Transfer Rate
up to 50 MB/sec
System Requirements
  • Notebook PC with available CardBus-enabled slot
  • 266 MHz or faster
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, Me or XP
  • 64 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive

  • G3 PowerBook® with 400MHz processor or later
  • Available CardBus-enabled PC card slot
  • Mac® OS 9.0.4 or later
  • 128 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive
Package Contents
  • Adaptec AFW-1430, FireWire/CardBus adapter
  • Hardware Installation Guide
  • CD containing User's guide and Warranty information
5-year manufacturing and materials warranty