Adaptec FireConnect 8300 Kit
With the Adaptec® FireConnect™ 8300, you can replace your old FireWire card without replacing any cables or devices. The card has two 9-pin FireWire 800 ports for today’s fastest peripherals and one 6-pin legacy port to support FireWire 400 devices. The OHCI-compliant 1394/FireWire® host adapter for PC and Macintosh® systems provides plug-and-play connectivity for FireWire devices such as hard drives, CD-RWs, scanners and camcorders. The card provides isochronous data transmission for digital video. Connect up to 63 daisy-chained external FireWire 800/1394/i.Link™ devices with transmission rates of up to 800Mbits/sec - equivalent to 100Mbytes/sec. The FireConnect 8300 card is backed by Adaptec’s world-class reliability, compatibility and support.
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Product Documentation
FireConnect 8300 User Guide (PDF 1 MB)
FireConnect 8300 Installation Guide (PDF 395 KB)
  The fastest connection to today’s hottest FireWire/1394 devices
  • Blazing Speeds
  • Backwards compatible
    First in class FireWire 800 with 2 9-pin 1394b and 1 6-pin for legacy 1394a support
  • Key Differentiators
      FireWire/1394 card for both FireWire 800 & 400 devices on PCs and Macs
    System Environment
      Desktop PCs or Macs
    Number of devices
    Up to 63
    Devices can be up to 15 ft. apart.

    Bus System Interface Type

    32/64-bit 33MHz PCI
    External Connectors
    2 external 9-pin FireWire 800 ports
    1 external 6-pin FireWire 400 ports
    Data Transfer Rate
    Up to 800 Mbps
    System Requirements
    • Pentium class PC with 500 MHz or faster CPU
    • 128 MB of RAM
    • Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP
    • Available PCI slot
    • CD-ROM drive
    • FireWire 800 driver*
    *Requires FireWire 800 driver (not included)

    Macintosh Computers - FireWire 800
    • Apple® Power Macintosh® G4 (with AGP) or later
    • 128 MB of RAM
    • Mac OS X 10.2.5 or later
    • Available PCI slot
    • CD-ROM drive
    Macintosh Computers - FireWire 400
    • Power Macintosh Blue & White G3 or later
    • 96 MB of RAM
    • Mac OS 9.1 or later
    • Available PCI slot
    • CD-ROM drive
    Package Contents
    • Adaptec FireConnect 8300 PCI card
    • Quick Install Guide
    • CD Containing:
      • User Guide
      • Online Registration
    5-year manufacturing and materials warranty