Fitting more USB ports on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tomf, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. tomf macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2009

    i was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible to fit more usb ports in the back of the Mac Pro?

    I got my mac pro about 4/5 years ago, and could really use some more ports.

    Thanks for any help and advice,

  2. 50wyldeman macrumors newbie


    Mar 30, 2011
    Northern California
    I have a 2008 Mac Pro 3,1~ I use this card from sonnet.

    It has done well bought it over a year and a half ago. System specs are in my sig.
  3. darknite38 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    If you don't feel like putting that card in you can always buy a USB hub.
  4. tomf thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2009
    I've already got a hub, and the problem with hubs is that they share speeds on one port. Some of the things I use via USB require their own port.

    Thanks for that link, I'll check it out. Will any pcie card work on a mac pro or are there specific ones only for mac/pros?
  5. handheldgames macrumors 65816


    Apr 4, 2009
    That card has an identical layout to the sonnet product. I believe the key ingredient is the NEC USB chipset. :)
  6. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    Yepp, that it is.

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