Adaptec FireConnect 4300
The FireConnect 4300 card enables you to connect your digital camcorder, or any FireWire/1394/i.LINK® device, to your PC or Macintosh. Includes a 6-to-4 pin FireWire/1394 cable. Transmits FireWire data at rates of up to 400 Mbits per second. Provides 3 external 1394 connectors
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Hardware Installation
how to install your adaptec pci card (html 74 kb)
Product Documentation
User Guide for the Adaptec FireConnect 4300 (PDF 128 KB)
Install Guide for the Adaptec FireConnect 4300 (PDF 1 MB)
Supported Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Macintosh OS 8.6
Macintosh OS 9.0
Macintosh OS 9.0.2
Macintosh OS 9.0.3
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
  Simple, easy, convenient 1394 connectivity
Digital video editing software included
Incredibly fast data transfer rates
Key Differentiators
  FireWire/1394 device connectivity for both PCs and Macs
System Environment
Number of devices
Up to 62
Devices can be up to 15 ft. apart.

Bus System Interface Type

32-bit PCI
External Connectors
3 external 6-pin ports
Data Transfer Rate
Up to 400 Mbits/sec
System Requirements
  • IBM-compatible PC, 266 MHz processor
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, or XP
  • Available PCI slot
  • CD-ROM drive

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later
  • Power Macintosh 8600/9600 or later
  • Available PCI slot
  • CD-ROM drive
Package Contents
  • FireConnect FireWire/1394/iLink PCI card adapter (AFW-4300)
  • Hardware installation guide
  • CD containing:
    • User's guide
    • Warranty information
5-year manufacturing and materials warranty

FireWire Data Transfer Rate

400 Mbits/sec

Hot-Pluggable Support

Supports Hot-plugging

FireWire Device Support

Supports up to 62 daisy-chained external FireWire devices