More USB Ports?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JI7, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. JI7 macrumors newbie

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    I am just wondering how I can add more USB ports to my Mac Pro. I would like to be able to add a PCI card rather than a USB hub but I don't know what to look for to know that what I buy is compatible with my machine. Also, should I be buying USB 3.0 or 2.0? Thanks.

    My Machine:

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
    Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 4
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 5 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
     
  2. dannyzx macrumors newbie

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    I'm the same boat. Can't find anything that seems stable and/or solid. If anyone has any suggestions, we're wide open for opinions :D
     
  3. xgman macrumors 601

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    Get a USB 3.0 mac compatible pci card. Done.
     
  4. dannyzx macrumors newbie

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    Any recommendations in specific?
     
  5. vandersmissenc macrumors newbie

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  6. digitalhen macrumors regular

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    I would actually wait and see what kind of USB 3.0 ports are included in the future Mac Pro (next week, maybe, possibly). If so, you might be able to buy a bog-standard USB 3.0 PCI card and have it supported natively.
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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  8. xgman macrumors 601

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    I had a Caldigit and now a highpoint. Both fine. I suppose they sue the same chips to a great extent.
     
  9. JI7 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. dannyzx macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I'll check them both out and check which is a good option :)
     

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