USB2.0 card in a QS?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kingcrowing, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    I have a 933MHz Quicksilver, it;s got 2 USB 1.1ports built in (12MBs) and i wanted to add a USB2.0 card (PCI) to it, i was wondering if it would take full advantage of the USB 2.0 speed (480MBs) or will it still be slower? thanks!
  2. macrumors G3

    USB 2.0 is not all it is cracked up to be. However, yes adding a USB 2.0 card will work nicely.

    I have an MDD model and the USB 2.0 card works nice, I am using an Adaptec 4 port one.
  3. Moderator emeritus

    I believe you need 10.3.5 to get full speed out of the card, but my Adaptec card works fine with my printers and scanners.
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Bear & Bousozuku --

    Any problems with sleeping the Mac?

    I've heard others say here that these cards interfer with the machines' ability to go into sleep mode...

    I'm also looking at putting one of these cards in my MDD 1.42.

  5. macrumors G3

    I wouldn't know... I never put the machine to sleep. If I'm not going to be around for more than I day, I'm liely to shut it down.

    Why does it get left up? It's an iTunes server, I leave mail running so I don't have a big wait when I bring it out of sleep to get mail, and so people can leave me IM's when I'm not at the computer. I do let the screen power down and let the disks spin down when they're idle.
  6. Moderator emeritus

    I've been doing folding@home for the last 3 years, I wouldn't know about sleep. Besides, sleep on Mac OS X has never worked right for me, except for my new PowerBook, and that's been a limited test.
  7. Moderator emeritus

    OK, thanks guys.
    Just glad I'm not paying your power bills. :)

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