Simply put, I find that 6-pin on the card is the usual and the cable is where I do the apaptation to what Firewire device I have.
I want to install a firewire PCI card on my PC. I have seen 4 pin and 6 pin cards. I will be using it to connect a digital camcorder which has a 4 pin connection. Anybody got any advice? Will a card with 4 pin ports do the job? If it matters, I have Windows XP home edition.
The 4-wire should work. I have a 4-wire in my notebook and a 3-port 6-wire card in my desktop.
I have a 4-4 cable for my notebook to my DV Cam, a 6-6 for my desktop to my external firewire drive and a 4-6 for my notebook to the external drive and other 6-wire devices. The 4-6 also works connecting my 6-wire desktop card to my 4-wire DV Cam. So I have got all my bases covered.
In Malaysia, I can get these cables for about US$5 a pop.
Sorry, I have not come across any 9-pin firewire device.
I found this site with info, cables and adapters for 4, 6 and 9 pin firewire. pretty good prices too.
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