PCI PATA 133 and USB 2.0

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by timb, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. timb macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    Hey guys, I just got my Mac Pro in, so my old MDD 867 is going to be re-commissioned as a file server. I'm going to need a PCI based PATA 133 card and a USB 2.0 card. Any inexpensive recommendations?

    I've seen a few online, but I wanted to get some feedback first on what's worked for others.

  2. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    You'll need PCI Express versions of those cards. I am not aware of any PCI Express PATA cards, let alone any PCI Express PATA cards that will work in the Mac Pro specifically.

    There is a free PATA port underneath the optical drive, but that doesn't (in my experience) play well with hard drives.
  3. timb thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    No No, I mean I need a PATA and USB 2.0 card for my MDD 867 G4.

    The MDD used to be my desktop, it will now be a file server on the network. Understand? :)

  4. jdwl macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
    check OWC - they have some cheap cards - though you can probably get em' even cheaper if you find out what chipset their card uses and get a generic off ebay.
  5. drj434343 macrumors member


    Jan 11, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Another suggestion is Newegg.com. They have great deals there, even on Mac compatable cards.

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