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Product: DuoConnect
Company: Adaptec
Estimated Street Price: 115.99$
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Card & Drivers Installation
3: FireWire & USB 2.0
4: USBControl, Tests & Software
5: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Adaptec DuoConnect.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 95%
Performance: 90%
Drivers: 95%
Compatibility with
USB 1.1 & IEEE 1394
devices: 95%
Price: 90%
Overall: 93.33%

The Adaptec DuoConnect is definitely an innovative product which combines the best of today’s high speed connectivity on a single, high quality PCI card made by a manufacturer famous for its technical mastering. The FireWire interface has already proven its efficiency and the USB 2.0 will soon become essential since we expect to see a number of new USB 2.0 products to hit the market in 2002. Purchase of this card will save both money and a valuable PCI slot while providing the ultimate interfaces for today’s top notch external devices. With a five-year warranty, one bundled FireWire cable, complete DV Editing and Creation Software packages and rock solid USB 2.0 drivers, the Adaptec DuoConnect is the best USB 2.0/FireWire controller card available on the market, today.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 93.33%
Version Reviewed DuoConnect
Release Date Out Now
In The Box? 1 DuoConnect Card
1 CD with MGI VideoWave 4 SE & Sonic MyDVD 3.0 software
1 Free FireWire Cable
Users Guide
The Good Points Convenient & Original
Saves a PCI slot
Excellent IEEE 1394 performance
Rock Solid Windows 9x/2000 Drivers
USB IF Certified
Great card design
The Bad Points Requires specific USB 2.0 Hubs & Cables
Reviewers Specs

Pentium 4 2.2 GHz
Asus P4TE Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW3200S

Olitec USB ADSL V92 Ready Modem

PC Required

266MHz Processor or higher
Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
64MB of RAM
250MB of free hard disk space for MGI & Sonic software
Available PCI slot
CD-Rom Drive


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