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someguy
Jun 12, 2008, 06:34 PM
So, I just got another PowerMac G4 and it does not have USB 2.0 apparently.

Does anyone have a USB 2.0 card they can sell me that will work in this machine? Or where a good place is to go to get one cheap?


EDIT: Also, I noticed the "PCI" slots in my PowerMac are way bigger than PCI slots in PC's. Why is that?

squeeks
Jun 12, 2008, 06:41 PM
So, I just got another PowerMac G4 and it does not have USB 2.0 apparently.

Does anyone have a USB 2.0 card they can sell me that will work in this machine? Or where a good place is to go to get one cheap?


EDIT: Also, I noticed the "PCI" slots in my PowerMac are way bigger than PCI slots in PC's. Why is that?

they support 66mhz rather than the usual 33mhz but thats not important they are backwards compatible, anyway i got a card off ebay for about 15 20 bucks i think

someguy
Jun 12, 2008, 06:42 PM
I just came across these (http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-2-ADAPTEC-2-Port-USB-2-0-PCI-Adapter-Card-MAC_W0QQitemZ170227279539QQihZ007QQcategoryZ90718QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) on eBay, what do you guys think?

someguy
Jun 12, 2008, 06:43 PM
they are 64bit but thats not important,
So does that mean I can use any "PC/Mac compatible" PCI card, or is there anything I should look for to ensure that a given card will work in my machine?

squeeks
Jun 12, 2008, 06:44 PM
I just came across these (http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-of-2-ADAPTEC-2-Port-USB-2-0-PCI-Adapter-Card-MAC_W0QQitemZ170227279539QQihZ007QQcategoryZ90718QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) on eBay, what do you guys think?

that should work just fine

here is the one i bought, they ship pretty fast, considering it comes from china

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260250067301

someguy
Jun 12, 2008, 06:56 PM
Ordered. Thanks for the help. :)