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FireConnect Plus
Adaptec FireConnect Plus kit provides FireWire/1394 connectivity for PC and Macintosh desktop PCs. It includes a 3 port FireWire PCI Card adapter (AFW-4300) and FireWire cable, for easy plug-and-play to 1394 devices such as hard drives, CD-RWs and DV camcorders. The card provides high speed data transmission for digital video 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 or DVD-Recordable drives. It is backed by Adaptec's world class reliability and support.

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No drivers are currently available for this product from Adaptec.
There are a few possible reasons for this:

- The product is supported by embedded drivers that are available in the supported operating systems.

- The product is supported by drivers that are embedded in the product.

- The product was recently introduced and there are no new drivers available.

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 9.1
Macintosh OS 9.2.x
Mac OS X 10.1.x
Mac OS X 10.2.x
Mac OS X 10.3.x
Mac OS X 10.1.x Server
Mac OS X 10.2.x Server
Mac OS X 10.3.x Server
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 50 MB/sec
System Requirements
  • IBM®-compatible PC
  • 350MHz or faster processor
  • Available PCI slot
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Microsoft® Windows 98SE, Windows Me,Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system
  • CD-ROM drive

Video Editing & DVD Creation Requirements (PC only):
  • DV camcorder equipped with FireWire/1394/i.Link interface
  • Output: CD-RW or DVD-R drive
  • 250 MB disk space for program files
  • 2.1 GB free disk space for 10 min of digital video
  • 24-bit color depth and 1024x768 resolution

The FireConnect 4300 PCI card adapter can also be used in PCI-equipped Macintosh computers with the following specifications:
  • 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)
  • 6-to-4-pin FireWire cable
  • Hardware installation guide
  • User's Guide
  • Warranty information
    • CD containing:
    • Sonic MyDVD video editing software for Windows®
    • QuickTime® software
Five year manufacturing and materials warranty