Power Mac G5 USB 3.1 pci-e card question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LarsG5, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. LarsG5 macrumors member

    LarsG5

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    Hi,
    First of all, happy new year to everyone!

    I'm thinking about installing some USB 3.1 pci-e card in my PM G5 dual core 2,3GHz and my question is if it's even gonna be recognized by 10.4.11 Tiger? And what about USB type C? Is there any hack or kext to make it work on PowerPC platform?
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

    Hrududu

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    I've seeen Late 2005 G5s work with USB 3.0 cards under Linux, but not with OS X and certainly not Tiger.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    I'd say the chance of it working is extremely slim, and even if it does you're stuck with USB 2.0 speed due to lack of support for 3.0 in PPC Mac OS X Tiger or Leopard.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Nobody's writing drivers for these for PowerPC, so it's not going to work.
     
  5. LarsG5 thread starter macrumors member

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