Native USB 3 xHCI support

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jabbawok, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. jabbawok macrumors regular

    jabbawok

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    #1
    Seeing as the new MacBooks ship with USB3 is it likely this native support can be easily extended to 3rd party PCI-e cards like the NEC based ones that are very cheap on eBay? I have one which worked in 1.7 with the LaCie driver but no joy in 10.8 DP4.
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    All the 3rd party cards use an NEC chip and will require a different driver from the Native Intel one.
     
  3. jabbawok thread starter macrumors regular

    jabbawok

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    I was under the impression that part of the xHCI standard was some kind of driver unification.
     

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