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Tango 2.0
3 Port FireWire 400& 3 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card

Mac / PC / FireWire 400 / USB 2.0 / PCI
Improve Your "Peripheral Vision"
Everybody with a computer has peripherals with USB 2.0 or FireWire® 400 (1394a) connectors-keyboards, mice, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPod® mobile digital devices, external hard drives, and DV camcorders to name a few-but computers never seem to have enough ports to connect them all. Plug and unplug peripherals all the time? Talk about inconvenient. Hubs-who needs them? Install Sonnet's Tango™ 2.0 card into your computer to instantly add the USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 ports you need!
Get Connected
Sonnet's Tango 2.0 adds three (two external plus 1 internal) USB 2.0 and three (two external plus 1 internal) FireWire 400 ports to your computer. This adapter card installs easily into one of your computer's PCI slots, features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration, and works with all industry-standard USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 peripherals.

From importing and editing video files to backing up your computer, FireWire 400 offers exceptional speed for digital-intensive work. For connecting almost any peripheral, USB 2.0 can't be beat. Get a Tango 2.0 to expand your computer and your possibilities at the same time!

Product Specifications:

Sonnet Part Number

  • FWUSB2

Hardware Requirements

  • Mac or PC with available PCI slot

Form Factor

  • Half-length; full-height

Operating System Support

  • Mac OS 9.2.2 (at USB 1.1 speed)
  • Mac OS X 10.3 to 10.5.2
  • Windows XP SP2 or later

Data Transfer Rate

  • FireWire 400: up to 400Mb/s (50MB/s) per port
  • USB 2.0: up to 480Mb/s (60MB/s) per port


  • NEC

External Connectivity

  • 2 FireWire 400 6 pin ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 Type A ports

Internal Connectivity

  • 1 FireWire 400 6 pin port
  • 1 USB 2.0 Type A port

Hot Swappable

  • Yes

Hot Pluggable

  • Yes

Plug and Play

  • Supported for Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
  • Supported for Windows XP SP2 and later

Standards & Compliances

  • CE
  • RoHS
  • FCC

Dimensions (l x w x h)

  • 5.25" x 4.75" x 0.91" (13.3 x 12.0 x 2.3 cm)


  • 3.7 oz (0.104 kg)

Operating temperature

  • 20° ∼ 50° C

Storage temperature

  • 0° ∼ 70° C

Operating Humidity

  • 20 ∼ 80% RH, (Non Condensing)


Please Note:
- This product is not compatible with the Apple USB SuperDrive and MacBook Air SuperDrive.
- Deep Sleep not supported under Mac OS X Versions 10.4 or 10.3


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Early 2005)
(April, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac7,2
dual 2.0GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2004)
(October, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac9,1
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (June 2004)
(June, 2004)
Model ID: PowerMac7,3
dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5
(June, 2003)
Model ID: PowerMac7,2
1.6GHz, 1.8GHz, dual 1.8GHz, dual 2.0GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors 2003)
(June, 2003)
Model ID: PowerMac3,6
1.25GHz, dual 1.25GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (FW 800)
(January, 2003)
Model ID: PowerMac3,6
1.0GHz, dual 1.25GHz, dual 1.42GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002 ED)
(August, 2002)
Model ID: PowerMac3,5
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002)
(January, 2002)
Model ID: PowerMac3,5
733MHz, 800MHz, 933MHz, dual 1.0GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver)
(July, 2001)
Model ID: PowerMac3,5
733MHz, 867MHz, dual 800MHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
(January, 2001)
Model ID: PowerMac3,4
466MHz, 533MHz, dual 533MHz, 667MHz, 733MHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
(July, 2000)
Model ID: PowerMac3,3
400GHz, dual 450MHz, dual 500GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)
(September, 1999)
Model ID: PowerMac3,1
350MHz, 400MHz, 450GHz, 500GHz
PowerMac G4
Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics)
(August, 1999)
Model ID: PowerMac1,2
350MHz, 400MHz
PowerMac G3 Blue & White
Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White)
(January, 1999)
Model ID: PowerMac1,1
300MHz, 350MHz, 400MHz, 450MHz
PC Desktop
PC Desktops
Compatible with Intel / AMD Process based PCs capable with the specifications listed above.
Sonnet Tango 2.0 3 Port FireWire 400 & 3 Port USB 2.0 PCI Card Mfr P/N: FWUSB2A OWC SKU: STIFWUSB2A 6 port FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Host Bus Adapter for Power Macintosh G3 B&W through Power Macintosh G5 Sonnet Technologies 1 Year Limited Warranty
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