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Windows 7: Firewire card

22 Nov 2010   #1

windows 7 X64
Firewire card

Hi everyone. I need to buy a 1394 firewire card for my Inspiron 560. I want to transfer recordings from my dvr to my computer. I am not knowledgable about the wirefire technology. My dvr-Cisco RNG200-- has a two firewire ports that are activated. Any assistance will be appreciated. deanie44

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 709126 MB, Free - 678443 MB; E: Total - 208405 MB, Free - 197527 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509301L0155.
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

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22 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hi there.
I'll tell you something right off the bat : Windows do work with Firewire but! It's a hit or miss. I've seen a case where Windows 7 will not recognize a HDV cassette in a firewire device... it would only recognize it as a DV cassette. I suggest you to purchase a capture card for Windows if possible with your device.

Otherwise, if you plan doing a lot of that in the near future, I would go for... *gulp* a Mac. Firewire was born for that platform. Or so it seem. Never worked with a Mac and Firewire.

Otherwise... - Rosewill PCIE FireWire 1394a Card 2+1 Ports Model RC-504
^ This is a nice product with nice reviews.

If I'm wrong, somebody, correct me.
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22 Nov 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

+1 LeBon

The Rosewill has good reviews with Win 7 64bit except for one and he has barely used it he posted.

I never had a problem with HP desktops with firewire and XP. I might have been lucky or it was the Intel/card reader combo that made them work good. It had the high speed USB-2.0 Intel chip. A rarity.

That Rosewill looks like a good choice.
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22 Nov 2010   #4

windows 7 X64

Guys thanks for answering my post. Unfortunately, the firewire ports on the Cisco RNG 200 are disabled. I have a tv tuner card.
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