Sonnet Allegro FW800 PCIe

3 Port Firwire 800 PCIe Card

Suggested List Price: £62+VAT

Product Code: SON-FW800-E

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Stock status: Stock due on 14/12/2017


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  • Simple way to add high-speed FireWire 800 ports to any compatible computer
  • Provides support for the fastest FireWire multimedia peripherals
  • Works in any PCIe slot
  • Plug-and-play simplicity
  • Supports hot-swappable device connection. Plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer

Mac Compatibility

  • Mac Pro® (with card slots)
  • Power Mac® G5 (with PCIe slots)
  • Xserve® (with PCIe slots)
  • OS X® 10.5.8+
  • macOS Sierra compatible

PC Compatibility

  • PC Desktop (with PCIe slots)
  • Windows® 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP2)

High-Speed, High-Bandwidth Ports for Fast Data Transfers

Do you work with files stored on external hard drives? You may not be getting the maximum performance from them. Many drive enclosures feature a FireWire 800 (1394b) interface, which provides up to twice the data transfer speeds and bandwidth of FireWire 400 (1394a), both critical attributes when working with multimedia applications. Don't settle for a slower connection and less than maximum performance; get a Sonnet Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe adapter to take advantage of the extra speed FireWire 800 offers!

Sonnet's Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe features the fastest PCI Express to FireWire 800 controller available, the Texas Instruments XIO2213A - combined with three full-bandwidth, powered 9-pin FireWire 800 ports, this card can easily satisfy the high-bandwidth demands of video and pro audio applications. This card also powers bus-powered external drives and audio interfaces, so there is no need to connect an external power brick to them. Offering plug and play simplicity(1), this card works in any PCI Express (PCIe) slot, supports all FireWire 800 and FireWire 400(2) peripherals, and features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection with automatic device configuration.

Technical Notes

  1. Windows requires installation of driver for FireWire 800 support
  2. FireWire 400 support through FireWire 800 ports requires a FireWire 400-to-800 adapter or adapter cable.


Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • Allegro FireWire 800 PCIe Computer Card
  • Documentation

Sonnet - macOS High Sierra Compatibility Information

Sonnet is currently testing product compatibility for macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).