CalDigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro: 2-port USB 3.0 & 2-port 6Gb/s eSATA

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  1. ilandmac macrumors member

    ilandmac

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    Hi,

    I would like to install a second identical card on my 5.1 Mac pro.
    Will there be a conflict ?

    Thanks for your advice.

    ilandmac
     
  2. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    On my 2009 Mac Pro I tried installing 2 Caldigit USB 3.0/eSATA combo under Snow Leopard and worked fine. I think as long as the card are from the same manufacturer/brand should work fine. Though I could not comment if this setup works fine in Mountain Lion or Mavericks as I have not tried this. Before I also tried having a Highpoint RocketU 4 port USB 3.0 and a Newertech MAX USB 3.0/eSATA combo and there was a problem like a driver conflict. The Newertech could not be detected. When I removed the RocketU driver, the Newertech USB 3.0 was then working fine. This happened Snow Leopard.
     
  3. ilandmac thread starter macrumors member

    ilandmac

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    Call Digit cards, one Mac

    Thanks!

    Just put in the order. We'll see how that works out.

    ilandmac
     
  4. ilandmac thread starter macrumors member

    ilandmac

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    Got the card Yesterday, works like a charm.

    Have two Maxpower eStata 6G PCI-e 2.0. Will give them out
    as two identical cards would not work in my Mac.

    And also a Newer Technology 4 port eSATA 6G PCIe 2.0 Raid
    card that I have no use for now.

    Why ? Where I live there is no market or easy access to ebay
    and what not.

    Tks
    ilandmac
     
  5. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Congrats Dude! Can you try connecting other USB devices like keyboard, mouse, card reader etc to your Caldigit and see if they work fine? The Caldigit USB 3/eSata combo I'm using is an older model and only supports HD storage devices.
     
  6. ilandmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, it works!

    I have one card hooked up to a Trip-lite USB 3.0 hub
    and mouse & keyboard will even work when connected
    to the hub....

    ilandmac
     
  7. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    I got the old Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 and the new Caldigit FASTA-6GU3 Pro in my Mac Pro.

    No issues at all.
     

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