Internal USB Card WITH Internal Connector ??? MP5,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TableSyrup, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. TableSyrup macrumors 6502

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    Looking to see if anyone knows of an internal USB Card WITH Internal USB Connector - same kind of connector used for dongles and cables

    I use a software license dongle that is very important to keep secure.

    In my PC's I used to run a USB Card with an internal connector, so I could plug it in inside the machine, screw her shut, mount her in the locking whisper box rack, and that made it very secure (Rackmounted PC in a locking cooling controlled rack in a recording studio)

    With the Mac Pro, I'm a bit at a loss on this as I'm not seeing any cards that have this connector for the inside of the case.....

    Granted, I can leave it sticking out of the case, but it is susceptible to damage.
    Also, when taking out for remote gigs, the whole thing would have to come out to protect it... more mucking about.

    Once I rackmount the MP it wont be as big of a problem, but for now, and eventually, I would like to do it the way I did on my PC's

    Also - I may likely have my PCIe slots full (5770, Revo, Revo, HD|Native Card) if I go with the pair of Revo's.... in which case.... there really isn't any other way to accomplish this correct? Only way to expand USB internally would be with a card like I mentioned?

    Thanx for any info or help ;)
     
  2. lixuelai, Jul 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2012

    lixuelai macrumors 6502a

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    Look for this on Ebay.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815108017

    p.s. You might be able to ghetto-mod this with some adapter into the mini pci-e slot on the motherboard in exchange for the Airport Extreme. Or you can try to find a mini pci-e to usb adapter but you may run into fit and kext issues. More the later than the former since you can always run a usb cable internally.

    Something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-PCI-E-Card-to-USB-2-0-Adapter-Card-/290746815483.
     
  3. popcorn-in-sac macrumors member

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    Sonnet Allegro

    I've got two of these cards installed, and they have what you're looking for. The internal ports are unused in my case, but they are there.
     
  4. TableSyrup thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanx guys :)

    Sonnet sounds like a good solution.

    I might need to go get an expansion chassis..... too much stuff I want to happen.... dang....:rolleyes::D:p
     

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