Is there a PCI solution for adding a CF and SD card reader to the Mac Pro's rear?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Mac Pro 2009, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Mac Pro 2009, Jan 22, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014

    Mac Pro 2009 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Okay, maybe this sounds silly but most card readers out there are slow and cheap looking and in any case it's one more cable hanging around... Perhaps there is a PCI solution for adding card readers to the back of the Mac Pro?
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    There are fast and nice looking memory readers. ORICO 7566-C3 is USB 3.0 and has a nice aluminum anodized finish in black or silver. Pair that with a USB 3.0 card and the slowest thing will be the memory card itself.
  3. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    I'd ask "which Mac Pro", but that's irrelevant since none of them support eSATA.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
  5. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Thanks gents! Is there an internal card reader for the 4.1 Mac Pro?

    Ooops! Sorry, I meant PCI of course! A bit tired today!
  6. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
  7. analog guy macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    seems like the answer is no.

    even if there were, is the back of your mac pro easily accessible?

    if it were me, i'd look to a USB3 PCI card and then get a new card reader (i like the lexar). you probably will switch computers at some point, and this would be more likely transferrable.

    alternately, the lexar FW reader is really, really good. i think it may be unavailable, though.

    i am currently migrating from my MP3,1 to an iMac/nMP and just got a lexar USB3 reader. i'd planned to sell my lexar FW at some point, if that helps you out.

    there are plenty of USB3 options, though.

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