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PCI Express Firwire Card

I have installed a StarTech PCI Express Firewire Card.
I have a Windoes Vista operating system. My computer recognises the card. I have a hard drive attached to the firewire. I use the hard drive for storing and reteiving video footage. I can play the files without any problem, but when I try to transfer files from an internal drive to the drive attached by firewire, after a few minutes into the transfer process, the transer cuts out with a message that the new drive does not exist.
I have checked that the firewire card is properly connected .
Can you help?

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Supporting data;

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