Firewire 800 Card?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by spook2517, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. spook2517 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I am not a huge Mac guy, but have to use them at work? Our Mac Pro lacks enough firewire ports for the configuration I need to do. So I guess I need to get a firewire 800 card and it will only be used in conjunction with out AJA unit (HD video production), so if it has one or four ports it doesn't really matter. Anyone have a brand or specific card they prefer? Thanks
  2. TheStrudel macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2008
    NitroAV is probably a good buy here, because I talked to their sales reps a while back, who explained to me that the cards they're selling now are faster than other cards because they use PCIe natively, instead of a PCI ->PCIe bridge for firewire. May cost a bit more, but probably worth it - after all, speed is important in video setups. Here are a couple options:

    Hope that helps.
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
  4. spook2517 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2008
    Hey THANKS for the responses guys. I just don't have enough knowledge on the internal workings of the Pro system we use here. I will let this thread die now.

    Again Thank You

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