PCI-E USB 2.0 Expansion Card

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Adrien Baker, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Adrien Baker macrumors regular

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    I'd like to find an above mentioned device that's 100% compatible with my machine and 10.5. Any recommendations? I'm a fairly new Mac user and just want to make sure I find a product that will work.

    Thanks,

    Adrien
     
  2. GotPro macrumors 6502

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    Google is your friend ;-)

    The first thing that comes up when googling "mac PCI express USB" is a 5 port sonnettech PCI express card that supports 10.5.2 ;-)

    Try it :)
     
  3. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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  4. converterera macrumors newbie

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  6. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm.... after looking at your username and the store name that wouldn't happen to be your store would it?

    At any rate, as was mentioned above the ones referenced are not for Mac Pros- those are PCI cards. Mac Pros require PCI-e cards to start with.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    I took the easy and even cheeper route. I just bought a $12 USB hub that does the same thing without having to turn off and open up the Mac Pro, plus you can locate it wherever.
     
  8. converterera macrumors newbie

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    I am sorry , the store wasnot add these products yet .

    it will be added soon .
     
  9. cxc macrumors member

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    Hub didn´t work for me so I bought the Sonnet PCIe 4*USB 2.0 Card which works w/o additional drivers or such.
     
  10. Siron macrumors 6502

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    I have this card and it works just fine, as cxc said - no drivers required, my MP recognized it straight away.
     
  11. esaias macrumors member

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    Save your nerves and buy a Sonnet card.
    I had one ultimate cheapo FW/USB card and one semicheapo and neither worked with Mac Pro, so I ordered Sonnet Tango Express FireWire 800/USB 2.0 card, it is in the mail right now, if it doesn't work a vein will pop in my head. I really need a another/separate usb and fw controller chips for my midi and audiogear.

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/computercards/index.html

    a bit more expensive than the generic ones but hey it's Apple, everything is more expensive! yay! spend! spend!

    -Tomi
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Don't get cheap stuff. Some incompatible cards will interfere with Sleep.

    Even the PCI cards with usb firewire are powered by the computer. PCI-E should also be powered by the system.
     

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