Vantec UGT-FW050 User Manual

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4-Port FireWire 400

PCI Host Card

User Manual

Model: UGT-FW050

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Features and Benefits

zVIA VT6306 chipset

zPCI 32-bit 33MHz Interface

zCompliant IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a (rev. 1.1) and OHCI Interface Specification 1.0

zSupports data transfer rates of 100, 200 and 400 Mbps

zHot-swapping features allows you to connect/disconnect devices without powering down your system

zAdds four IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400) ports to your PC for high-speed I/O connectivity and support up to 63 devices

zOne (1) internal IEEE 1394a port (Sharing with first external IEEE 1394a port P2)


z2 x external IEEE 1394a 6-pin Ports

z1 x external IEEE 1394a 4-pin Port

z1 x internal IEEE 1394a 6-pin Port

System Requirements

zWindows® 2000, XP/2003 32/64 bit, Vista 32/64 bit

zAvailable PCI slot



Package Contents

z1 x 4-Port FireWire 400 PCI Host Card Adapter

z1 x User’s Manual

z1 x 1394a DV Cable (6-pin to 4-pin)

Hardware Description

Before installing the 4-Port FireWire 400 PCI Host Card, please see the photo below highlighting the available IEEE 1394aports of the card.

Note: The Internal Port (P1)) shares with first External Port (P2). DO NOT use P1 and P2 at the



same time.

Hardware Installation

1.Turn Off the power to your computer.

2.Unplug the power cord and remove your computer’s cover.

3.Remove the slot bracket from an available PCI slot.

4.To install the card, carefully align the card’s bus connector with the selected PCI slot on the motherboard. Push the board down firmly.

5.Replace the slot bracket’s holding screw to secure the card.

6.Replace the computer cover and reconnect the power cord.

Driver Installation

Windows® 2000/XP/Vista will automatically detect and install the correct driver for the 4-Port FireWire 400 PCI Host Card. Make sure that the driver has been installed correctly, right click My Computer, then click Manage, click Device Manager. The Device Manager window opens. Scroll to the IEEE 1394a Bus host controller icon and click on the plus symbol, the VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394a Host Controller should be displayed.