The AmazonBasics IEEE 1394 4-Pin/6-Pin FireWire Cable is a natural way to connect any peripheral that has an IEEE1394 400 port such as digital cameras, network attached storage devices, external hard drives, and printers.
High-quality, gold-plated connectors help resist corrosion for a long life and signal purity.
Built for High-Speed Transfer of Multimedia Content
- Connecting audio/visual peripherals and multimedia devices to your computer
- Connecting peripherals to your computer such as digital video cameras and fast external hard drives
- Connecting two compatible devices directly for peer-to-peer device communication without a computer, such as between a scanner and a printer
- Connector Type: IEEE1394 4P male to 6P male; solder type w/metal shell
- Connector Plating: Gold
- Cable Length: 6 ft./1.8 m
- Transfer Speed: 400 Mbps
- Jacket: PVC, black
- Warranty: AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]
- Documentation: Helpful Hints [PDF]
Also known by the brand names FireWire (Apple), i.LINK (Sony), and Lynx (Texas Instruments), the IEEE1394 interface offers high-speed communication and real-time data transfer, making it a great choice for connecting data storage devices and digital video cameras. In fact, IEEE1394 is the primary interface used for nearly all high-end professional audio and visual equipment.
Although the cable doesn't require a host computer to operate, giving it a distinct advantage over USB cables, it features plug-and-play functionality for those times when you wish to connect to your machine. This means that by connecting an IEEE 1394-enabled device to your computer, your operating system will auto-detect the device and ask for a driver disk. If the driver is already installed, your computer will immediately start "talking" to the device.
IEEE 1394 devices are also hot-pluggable, which means that they can be connected and disconnected at any time--even with the device and computer powered on--without harming the device or compromising your data.
Since 2003 many computers intended for home or professional audio/video use have built-in FireWire/i.LINK ports. Full support for IEEE 1394 is available for Microsoft Windows XP, Linux, Apple Mac OS 8.6 through Mac OS 9, and Mac OS X and greater.
Manufactured for Performance and Durability
The AmazonBasics IEEE 1394 4-Pin/6-Pin FireWire Cable features gold-plated connectors for high-level conductivity and durability. The cable is built with shielding and a durable, black PVC outer jacket.
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Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.
Warranty and Helpful Hints
This cable is backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty. To view the full AmazonBasics warranty, click here. If you are having trouble connecting your components with this cable, click here for the AmazonBasics HDMI/DVI Helpful Hints Guide [PDF].
What's in the Box
IEEE 1394 4-pin/6-pin FireWire cable (6 feet / 1.8 meters) and warranty card.