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More and more consumer electronics devices (cameras, camcorders, TVs, VCRs, etc.) are moving into the digital realm, facilitating their connection to computers via the new 1394 interface standard. The Adaptecreg; AHA.-8920 card in this kit enables you to connect up to 62 of these 1394-enabled devices to a PCI-based computer.
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Note: Only drivers that are not included or embedded within a supported operating system are listed below. To see a complete list of supported operating systems see the Product Specifications

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Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows NT

Hardware Installation
how to install your adaptec pci card (html 74 kb)
Product Documentation
1394 FireWire (PDF 137 KB)
Hotconnect 8920 (PDF 88 KB)
IEEE 1394 Application Programming Interface Specification (PDF 138 KB)
Number of devices
Up to 63 4-pin and 6-pin 1394 computer and consumer electronics devices

Bus System Interface Type

PCI (2.1 compliant)
External Connectors
1 X 6-pin 1394 connectors
Data Transfer Rate
1394: 200 Mbps (25 MB/sec)SCSI Synchronous: 40 MB/secSCSI Asynchronous: 3.3 MB/sec


PCI Link Chip (400 Mbps Adaptec AIC™-5800)
3-Port PHY (200 Mbps IBM 21S750PFC

1394 Features

Function Control Protocol (FCP)
3.3V / 5V PCI interface for providing flexibility for designing high-performance, low-power systems
Connection Management Protocol (CMP)
Hot plugging