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Tango Express Combo 5 Port
FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Card

Add more USB & FireWire ports to your Mac Pro, or PC.
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™ PCIe card into your computer to instantly add the USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 ports you need!

Sonnet's Tango PCIe adds three external FireWire 400 ports and three external USB 2.0 ports to your computer. This adapter card installs easily into one of your computer's PCI Express (PCIe) slots, features hot-pluggable and hot-swappable device connection support with automatic device configuration, and works with all industry-standard FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 peripherals.

Tango PCIe is also capable of supporting bus-powered peripherals (devices that can work without a separate power supply, including some scanners and small external drives), so some devices can be plugged in and operate without an extra connection to a power supply.

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 PCIe to expand your computer and your possibilities at the same time!


  • Simple way to add three FireWire 400 ports and three USB 2.0 ports to any compatible computer
  • Easy installation-plug and play
  • Supports all industry-standard FireWire 400 (a.k.a. i.LINK®, 1394a), and USB 2.0/1.1 peripherals
  • Supports hot-swappable device connection-plug in and disconnect peripherals without shutting off your computer

Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number



  • Three (3) FireWire 400 6-Pin ports
  • Two (2) USB 2.0 5-Pin ports


  • External - 5 Ports

Bus Specifications

  • PCI-Express x1

Form Factor

  • Standard PCI


  • Texas Instruments

Hot Swap

  • Supported

Hot Plug

  • Supported

Operating System Support

  • Windows® 7 (32-/64-bit)
  • Windows® Vista (32-/64-bit)
  • Windows® XP (32-/64-bit)
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or later
  • OS X Lion compatible

External Connectivity

  • x3 FireWire connectors
  • x2 USB connectors

Internal Connectivity

  • none

Data Transfer Rates

  • FireWire 400 - 400Mbps (or 50MB/sec)
  • USB 2.0 - 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)
  • USB 1.1 - 12Mbps (or 1.5MB/sec)


  • FCC
  • CE
  • RoHS


  • Deep Sleep not supported under Mac OS X Versions 10.4 or 10.3.

OWC Tech Note

  • This product is not compatible with the Apple USB SuperDrive and MacBook Air SuperDrive. For a list of full machine compatibility with the Apple USB SuperDrive and MacBook Air SuperDrive, please see this Apple article.

Operating temperature

  • 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)

Operating humidity

  • 10% to 90% RH

Storage temperature

  • -4° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)

Storage humidity

  • 10% to 90% RH


  • 4.75" x 2.67" (12.06cm x 6.80 cm)


  • 0.35 lbs


Manufacturer provided specifications for Sonnet Technologies p/n FWUSB2A-E UPC#: 732311007965


  • Tango™ Express 400
  • User's manual


This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
Mac Pro
Mac Pro 8-Core (Mid 2010)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 Quad-Core)
(July, 2010)
Model ID: MacPro5,1
2.8GHz, 3.2GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 8-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.26GHz, 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2009 Quad-Core)
(March, 2009)
Model ID: MacPro4,1
2.66GHz, 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (Early 2008)
(January, 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1
2.8GHz, 3.0GHz, 3.2GHz
Mac Pro
Mac Pro (8-core)
(April, 2007)
Model ID: MacPro2,1
Mac Pro
Mac Pro
(August, 2006)
Model ID: MacPro1,1
2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, 3.0GHz
PowerMac G5
Power Mac G5 (Late 2005)
(October, 2005)
Model ID: PowerMac11,2
2.0GHz, 2.3GHz, dual 2.5GHz
PC Desktop
PC running Windows, Linux or FreeBSD and available PCI-Express x1 lane or better slot
Sonnet Tango Express 5 Port Combo FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Card Mfr P/N: FWUSB2A-E OWC SKU: STIFWUSB2AE FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Card for PCI Express Based Systems. Add 2 FireWire 400 (1394A) ports and 3 USB 2.0 Ports to your Mac Pro, or any PCI Express slot equipped computer. Sonnet Technologies 1 Year Limited Warranty
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