No warranty. It was so cheap, I bought it even without warranty. I just wanted to check if my fw audio interface will work with my hackintosh before ordering startech which costs 90usd+shipping costs to asia, and it did.
I'm using the Sonnet Tango 800. Firewire works without a hitch (lion, ML) but strangely the 2 USB2.0 ports never worked. I picked this card because it's supposed to have a full firewire channel for each port, so no bandwidth sharing between the 3 FW800's.
The StarTech 1394B3 firewire card I ordered arrived today and tested it immediately. It works natively on 10.6.8 and 10.8.2. Fortunately, no issues with sleep/wake/shutdown/restart.
I did a test recording using Logic Pro 8 and Profire 610 at 24 bit 192khz and it recorded fine without a problem. One issue I have observed so far is that whenever I load Space Designer plug-in, I get the spinning beach ball for around 2 minutes, then the plug-in loads fine. I tried loading other plug-ins like EQ and Compressor and they load immediately without a problem. It sucks because Space Designer is the only plug-in I use in my recordings. This is probably an issue unrelated to the firewire card, but if anybody knows how to fix this, I'd appreciate your input.
I also tested the FW800 port with my Seagate FW800 external hard drive, no problems.
cause i was working with GA-EX58-UD5 ... and Firewire was working natively : i took a look to the firewire used by this motherboard , and discover this one :
T.I. TSB43AB23 chip
Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 2 via the IEEE 1394a brackets connected to the internal IEEE 1394a headers)
Humm .... TSB43AB23, for my GA-H77-DS3H , i decide to buy a PCI card based on this chipset .
my motu ultralite MK3 firewire is working but the sound is not good (slight saturated ... even the new motu driver)
I just order startech : i will give you feed back but i'm pretty sure that the choice of a native apple chipset is the good way : to be verified !!!