June 15, 2009

Is this a good Firewire card?


I'm thinking about getting this Firewire 400 controller card. It is a SYBA PCI to Firewire 1394a 3+1 ports controller card Model SD-NEC-4F - Retail version.

According to the numerous reviews, most people seem to be happy with it. However, there were some complaints.

Can you please tell me if this card:
1) does a good job at what it is supposed to do,
2) is easy to install in Debian?

Is there some other source where I can get this card... possibly in the Seattle metro area somewhere?

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