SIIG PCI-e FireWire Card Reviews4.6/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
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from Dartmouth, Massachusetts
March 25, 2013Music Background:
Singer, Entertainer, and currently learning recording Engineering
Great Product..... Outstanding Service. That you SweetwaterVery happy with the product I purchased. Works great...open computer install card...install driver.. and off you go. The great service from the Sweetwater staff was equally impressive. Oder was delivered as promised. Will continue to do bussiness with Sweetwater and encourage everyone who is looking for great products and OUTSTANDING service, I highly recomment Sweetwater as your go to guys/gals.
February 1, 2013Music Background:
Great card with a great chipsetI tried many cards, but this is the only one that worked perfectly streaming 64 audio channels with no pops or drops.
from Seattle, WA USA
August 28, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician, Hobbyist, Student, etc
SweetPaul your doing a wonderful job... Thanks...
August 17, 2012
SIIG PCI-e FireWire Cardplug and play... no problems..
June 18, 2012Music Background:
SIIG PCI-e FireWire CardWorks perfectly. Only issue I had was with instructions that indicated the power connector is mandatory, thanks to the reviewer below who confirmed it is not.
from Oklahoma, USA
May 29, 2012Music Background:
Pro Musician, Recording Engineer
Works great.I had used a SIIG firewire card on my macbook pro, so I bought this for my mac pro, and it's great. Installation was easy. The only thing to note, and it's been mentioned before, the power connector (a 4 pin molex) is not required, nor is it even compatible with the mac pro (the model I have anyway). So no bus power, so what. The instructions don't make any of this even remotely clear, however.
I'm using it with Pro Tools and a Metric Halo 2882.
from California, USA
April 20, 2012Music Background:
SIIG PCI-e Firewire Card Works GreatThis is a great card. I needed to augment a new desktop (consumer desktops are tuff to find with firewire these days). An important side note...the reason I bought this card is that it uses the TI chipset (Texas Instruments PXI02200A). Other chipsets do not work well, or at all (especially in Win 7 X64), but some have had success with the VIA chipset. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was the instructions state the Power connector is required (it is not...only if you plan on powering Firewire devices). All my firewire equipment is self-powered, so this did not apply to my case (as I knew). However, not all users may be aware of this. Hence, SIIG needs to clarify this.
from Miami, FL
March 29, 2012Music Background:
Great card, Amazing SeviceI got this card for my home studio and it was so simple to install just popped it in and away I went. It's hooked up to my Focusrite Saffire PRO 40 with a Presonus DigiMax D8 hooked up to that. 16 channels of clean awesomeness!! My sales engineer Paul was just amazing he answered all my questions and was very professional. I'll definitely shop at Sweetwater again.
from United States
March 19, 2012Music Background:
gigging musician, home recordist
SIIGPlug and play. Running Pro Tools 10 with an Mbox Pro, Windows 7, and no hiccups yet. This is a firewire card recommended and tested by Avid for compatibility, Smooth operation so far, and as always, incredible customer care from my Sweetwater rep!
from Gaston, SC USA
March 8, 2012Music Background:
SIIG PCIeCommunication between my MacPro and Allen and Heath ZED was a little shaky. My DAWs would not communicate well with ZED, especially if two sessions has different Sample rate and I open them behind each other. I would get a lot of error messages and the songs would play at reduced speed and sounded really funny. I decided to try SIIG and i haven't had a problem since. As a matter of fact I just finish running a session with 82 Khz Sample rate in Logic and was surprise every thing was running so smoothly. I even install one in my Mac book Pro and it is solid as a rock. Thanks Sweetwater.
from New England Submarine Capital of the World
January 13, 2012Music Background:
Amplifier Builder, Recording Engineer, Performer, and general electronics GEEK
SIIG PCI- FW CardThe packaging was the major negative feature. Trying to safely remove the card from its plastic fortress is difficult and borders on viloent as is the case with most welded plastic packaging. Once liberated, it installed easily. I had to get a SATA/NOMEX connector adapter cable to mate the boards NOMEX to my computer's power supply SATA. That should be updated since most new computers that utilize the PCI-e have SATA connectors, at least in my experience. I did have to remove my wireless internet card to prevent massive droppouts but the computer was also equipped with an ethernet connection so no loss their. I use the card to interface with my Tascam DM3200 with FW MKII and run SONAR X-1 Producer. It is a rare event to have dropout even with 24 channels of I/O audio, MIDI via the FW, and DAW control via the FW. I have the minimum 64 buffers and latency is very low to the point of having no issues punching in.
Make it easier to open, include SATA connections and you would get an easy 5 stars.
from Lexington, N.C
January 10, 2012Music Background:
Pro musician, Engineer
Siig PCI-e Firewire cardInstallation was a breeze! I had a question about the power connection on the unit as the installation instructions stated was required. My Sweetwater sales person cleared this up for me right away!. The unit comes with a low profile mount as well. This one is a no brainer! Very pleased with this purchase!
from philadelphia, pa
November 25, 2011Music Background:
engineer, producer, writer, teacher, performer
Dont skimpThe price on this top shelf firewire card is the clincher. This is the exact model recommended by avid, but I also use it for sonar. It is a name brand item with the necessary TI chipset. The manufacturer's website sells it for almost twice the price! Took me half a second to hit "buy" when I saw the sweetwater price :)