PCI to PCIe adaptor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Christopher11, May 29, 2015.

  1. Christopher11, May 29, 2015
    Last edited: May 29, 2015

    Christopher11 macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    Hi. Is there an adapter or way to adapt PCi to PCIexpress? Some people have thousands in their peripheral equipment, graphics or audio professionals for example. We eventually need a new Mac Pro.

    I found this one on the Web, I wonder if it would work for Mac?

    I wonder if it would work for, say, a 2011 or 2012 Mac Pro desktop: allow us to adapt a PCI card from an older machine. Some of us have thousands in our peripheral PCI stuff.

    Thanks so much for any replies. Really appreciate it.
  2. mikeboss macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2009
    I also was thinking about such an adapter while exploring the possibilities to get an old ADAPTEC SCSI HBA to work in the Mac Pro. in theory it should work, but I was unable to find confirmation about this anywhere. also, there's the problem with the KEXTs. do they exist for your particular PCI card or not..?
  3. Christopher11 thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 10, 2007
    Yeah me too. I tried emailing StarTech about their PCIe to PCI adapter. There must be a way for people who've invested so much in their peripherals, all of which used PCI cards. I love Mac stuff but wish they wouldn't arbitrarily change things so often, not always for the better.

    Anyone else have thoughts on PCIe to PCI adapter? Thanks for any replies.

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