Mac Pro 08 PCi USB card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by irishgrizzly, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    PCI? No. Your computer only has PCI-E slots and they are not compatible.
     
  3. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Pretty much ANY PCIe USB card with a NEC chipset will work without additional drivers.
    No need to look for one that's explicitly "Mac compatible".

    Edit: Sorry, just noticed you picked a NEC-card. So, just find a PCIe one.
     
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Typically you would use the x16 speed slots for data hungry devices like video cards / raid cards, but it wont make a difference to the usb card which slot it lives in (x4 is enough bandwidth to max it out).
     

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