PCIe USB card

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  1. kxfrog macrumors regular

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  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Let me make an educated guess there. The card has a NEC chip which apparently is supported in OS X by a driver because it works reportedly in a PM G5. So you would not have to install any driver.

    The power isn't necessarily needed unless you hook up power hungry devices. In that case you would install a Molex connector for power.
     
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    i asked in the apple store if there was anyway i could add usb ports to the back without using an external hub, and they said no.

    i have a april 2009 octo mac running all the latest software.

    in slot 1 is the gt120 that came with it, slot 2 is the gt120 i added.

    so this would go in slot 3 or 4.

    so just to clarify, unplug the mac, slot the card in, power it up and it should work? don't need to do anything else?
     
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  6. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    cool thanks so much!

    hate using the usb ports on my two dell 2408s - everything slows down
     
  7. kxfrog thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all your help just installed my card works fine
     
  8. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    i've been trying to get the card mentioned above, but it has been out of stock for the last few days, and my local maplin said to wait another two weeks.

    will this card work? http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?moduleno=221508
    it is very similiar, also uses the NEC chip, but has firewire too.

    thanks in advance!
     
  9. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    In the FAQ it says no

    But I wouldn't hold by breath that the guy knows all about it.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    To my knowledge, NEC chipset = works without any sleep issues.

    The USB/FireWire card I have in mine lives up to that, at least.
     
  11. stblassitude macrumors newbie

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    DeLOCK USB 2.0 PCI Express card 4+1 Port

    Just received my DeLOCK card:http://www.delock.de/produkte/grupp..._PCI_Express_Karte_USB_20_4+1_Port_89135.html

    I was happy to find a NEC chip on it:

    Code:
    $ system_profiler SPUSBDataType
    USB:
    
    ...
        USB Bus:
    
          Host Controller Location: Expansion Slot
          Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBOHCI
          PCI Device ID: 0x0035
          PCI Revision ID: 0x0043
          PCI Vendor ID: 0x1033
          Bus Number: 0x00
    
    However, I can't get Hi-Speed (USB 2.0) devices to work. My mouse and my printer (low speed and high speed, resp.) do work though.

    Can't find any problem reports with Google (at least not in a few minutes of searching).

    The PCIe bridge is 0x10b5/0x8112, a PLX Technologies product http://www.plxtech.com/products/expresslane/pex8112.

    EDITed to add:
    Unsurprisingly IOUSBFamily is not happy:
    Code:
    Aug 14 00:01:14 oc kernel[0]: USBF:     3320. 70        [0xf790e00] The IOUSBFamily was not able to enumerate a devic
    e.
    Aug 14 00:01:15 oc kernel[0]: USBF:     3320.879        [0xf790e00] The IOUSBFamily is having trouble enumerating a U
    SB device that has been plugged in.  It will keep retrying.  (Port 2 of hub @ location: 0xfd330000)
     
  12. stblassitude macrumors newbie

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    Returned the DeLOCK card and got an EX-11066 5 port card instead (based on this thread http://forum.macup.com/forum/viewthread/72788/). Working just fine. Plus it has 5 external ports instead of 4 external and 1 internal.

    Code:
        USB Bus:
    
          Host Controller Location: Expansion Slot
          Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBOHCI
          PCI Device ID: 0x0035
          PCI Revision ID: 0x0043
          PCI Vendor ID: 0x1033
          Bus Number: 0x04
    
        USB High-Speed Bus:
    
          Host Controller Location: Expansion Slot
          Host Controller Driver: AppleUSBEHCI
          PCI Device ID: 0x00e0
          PCI Revision ID: 0x0004
          PCI Vendor ID: 0x1033
          Bus Number: 0x44
    
     

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