PCI-E Slots - what kind of cards can they handle?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by arcsbite, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. arcsbite Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    sorry for the stupid question but I'm not usually used to PCI-E slots.
    if I'm right the one's in my Pro are PCI-E 2.0 slots...

    ..so what can I put in there?

    can I use regular PCI-E "1" cards?
    can I use regular PCI cards?

    I need to add sata and extra usb ports but no idea which cards to buy (in the UK)

    any ideas on the kind? I don't wanna buy the wrong ones

    Edit - would this work?
    USB Card
    USB & Sata Card
  2. FireSlash macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Both of those cards are PCI. Only PCI-E cards will work in the Mac Pro. The slots will fit any PCI-E style, but only two of them are PCI-E 2.0, if your card requires it; one is used by your video card.
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    ah, thanks

    ....so this "would" work? PCI-Express card

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