two ways to look at this IEEE1394 card from Evergreen. The
first way would be to compare it to the reference card and say that while it
comes up a bit short, it puts up a good fight and still beats out internal
drive-to-drive transfers. The second way would be to look at the entire package
Evergreen has assembled and rate it on that level.
Since the difference in performance of the two
cards is based mainly on the differing chipsets, comparing them head to head
is not entirely effective, but does point out the small majority the single
chip design holds. In contrast, if we were to compare the entire package with
that of the reference card, we would see that Evergreen puts out a superior box
from the consumer standpoint. With the addition of the basic, but well known
ULead video editing software, and most importantly in our opinion, a standard
Fire Wire cable and separate digital device adapter it allows for more
flexibility. Finally, the Evergreen IEEE1394 adapter card is one of the only
cards we've seen so far to include 4 IEEE1394 ports (3 external and 1 internal).
slightly lower performance, and an abundance of extras,
this IEEE1394 card is well worth consideration in what will soon be the
interface that may kill-off USB.