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    Default adapter card speed

    If I install a pci firewire adapter card in my pc that theoritically gives me 400 mbps,how does this work if the pci bus max thruput is 133 mbps?

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    Default Re: adapter card speed

    The bus speed of the PCI has nothing to do with the 400 of the firewire card.


    It'll still run fast if u use it for something like a DV cam.

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    Default Re: adapter card speed

    I would think it may depend on the item as well .. some DV cams may be faster than others via testing ..

    If its a mem card reader then it depends on the speed of that actual card.

    For HDD, I get a eSATA, lappies can get PCMCIA or Express Card (I think). Desktop PCs can get PCI card or converter cable with bracket for port.

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    Default Re: adapter card speed

    Quote Originally Posted by muddy View Post
    If I install a pci firewire adapter card in my pc that theoritically gives me 400 mbps,how does this work if the pci bus max thruput is 133 mbps?
    You are mixing up your units - firewire is 400megabits/sec, and the PCI bus is 133Megabytes/sec. 133MBytes/sec = 1064MBits/sec.
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    Default Re: adapter card speed

    Thanks Bletch.Boy do I feel like a dummy!

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