Is there a USB 3 / eSata solution for the 4.1 Mac Pro on Mavericks that "Just Works"?

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

  1. Mac Pro 2009 macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    I've been browsing the forum and everyone seemed to report either issues during computer sleep, compatibility issues with some external hard drives and RAIDs... But is there a solution that just works and well at that? Surely there must be something? I'd like to add USB 3 to my Mac Pro 2009 but eSATA would be nice too. I was considering this:

    Is it any good? Perhaps there is a better solution out there?
    Thanks guys!
  2. snarfquest macrumors regular

    Jun 7, 2013
    I have 4 of those cards in 2 MacPros. One is a 2008 3,1 and the other is a 2012 5,1. Works great.
  3. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    It has all been summarized. Read the first post here.

    If there was something that just worked perfectly with no possible caveat for everyone, I would have put it at the top of the list. As it is, you have to read the pros and cons, then decide what is important to you.

    Even official Apple installed solutions like the Mac Mini's USB 3.0 ports have problems.
  4. Mac Pro 2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2014
    Thanks for that link! Damn! Most of these don't work with the D800... :(

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