"Firewire" is a term denoting a certain type of cable connection (like the more familiar USB and serial ports) that can be used to link up computers and other electronic devices. Firewire cables can process large amounts of information at relatively high rates. They are most frequently used with devices that use packages of highly detailed digital information, such as digital still or video cameras.
A Firewire card is a piece of circuitry that allows your computer to connect up to other devices using a Firewire cable. It is installed internally, meaning that there are no messy cables to be tripped over or spilled on outside of your computer. Depending on the type and model of Firewire card involved, you can link or daisy chain a number of different Firewire-compatible devices.
One such popular Firewire card offered here at Byte Runner Technologies is the Firewire 2 Port CardBus Card. It supports a number of different industry standards, including 100, 200, and 400 Mbps speeds, which means that no matter what device you use with it, the 2-Port Firewire Card will be able to access it. It is also easily installable, and provides two available Firewire ports.
Another option is the VIA VT6306 Firewire 3+1 IEEE 1394 PCI Controller Card. It allows users to connect up to not one, not two, but 63 additional devices! It allows for hot swapping and is very fast and versatile. Like the other products offered here at Byte Runner Technologies, it also comes with free technical support, and offers a one-year warranty, and 30 day money back guarantee.