powermac g5 pci usb hub recommendations

Ngorkes

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i have a Power Mac G5 with 2, 1.8 ghz single core processors and 2gb of ram
(A1047) and I am thinking of getting a pci usb hub and i have some questions.

Can I get one with usb 3.0

Do I have to install drivers

How much ports can i get.


Please leave answers to those questions and recommendations
 

LeoTheLion89

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i have a Power Mac G5 with 2, 1.8 ghz single core processors and 2gb of ram
(A1047) and I am thinking of getting a pci usb hub and i have some questions.

Can I get one with usb 3.0

Do I have to install drivers

How much ports can i get.


Please leave answers to those questions and recommendations
No there are no PCI USB 3.0 Cards they are PCI-e only and PowerMacs cannot utilize USB 3.0 as far as i know no mac even has USB 3.0 yet someone correct me if im wrong on that.

you will not need drivers as long as it supports Macs you can get between 2 ports all the way to 5 ports (4 external 1 Internal)

heres a link to the cheapest compatibe card i can find.
http://www.amazon.com/PPA-International-Port-Card-Windows/dp/B0007SMQNY/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344824177&sr=1-6&keywords=PCI+USB+Mac
 

92WardSenatorFE

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I'm not aware of any USB 3.0 solutions for PPC Macs. Mac OS 10.4/10.5 does not have native USB 3.0 support, either.
 

LeoTheLion89

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I'm not aware of any USB 3.0 solutions for PPC Macs. Mac OS 10.4/10.5 does not have native USB 3.0 support, either.
Neither does Windows Windows 8 will get native USB 3.0 support and just cuz u toss in a USB 3.0 card into a mac dont mean it wont work just means it will be USB 2 speeds :D
 

Intell

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The build of Lion that came on the retina Macbook Pros and the 2012 Airs has support for USB 3.0 as does Mountain Lion. Because the retina Macbook Pros and the 2012 Airs have USB 3.0 ports.

You can put a maximum of 127 devices onto each USB bus. This is not 127 devices per port as some ports share a bus. Note: You will have to use powered USB hubs to have that many devices and all the devices will have to share 480Mbps. It will get slow.
 

LeoTheLion89

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The build of Lion that came on the retina Macbook Pros and the 2012 Airs has support for USB 3.0 as does Mountain Lion. Because the retina Macbook Pros and the 2012 Airs have USB 3.0 ports.

You can put a maximum of 127 devices onto each USB bus. This is not 127 devices per port as some ports share a bus. Note: You will have to use powered USB hubs to have that many devices and all the devices will have to share 480Mbps. It will get slow.
in reality they day to come where ull need to hook 126 devices to a single computer will most likely never come i dont think there is tham meny different devices in existance that would be used that much.
 

Intell

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in reality they day to come where ull need to hook 126 devices to a single computer will most likely never come i dont think there is tham meny different devices in existance that would be used that much.
I did it once at work during a mass roll out project. 250 G3 old iMacs, 250 USB hubs, and 250 USB floppy drives. All being replaced by fancy new G5's. Connected 125 of the floppies to one G3 iMac. Seemed to work well. I even made a floppy RAID out of it. Loud, slow, and an abomination, but funny as ever.
 
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I did it once at work during a mass roll out project. 250 G3 old iMacs, 250 USB hubs, and 250 USB floppy drives. All being replaced by fancy new G5's. Connected 125 of the floppies to one G3 iMac. Seemed to work well. I even made a floppy RAID out of it. Loud, slow, and an abomination, but funny as ever.
Photos?
 

Intell

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My time machine* isn't working today. That was in 2004. Any photos of it were left at that place when it went under. Looked like a big ugly blue/white clear flower with strange slots and blinky lights.


Not the Mac OS X backup thing.
 

LeoTheLion89

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I did it once at work during a mass roll out project. 250 G3 old iMacs, 250 USB hubs, and 250 USB floppy drives. All being replaced by fancy new G5's. Connected 125 of the floppies to one G3 iMac. Seemed to work well. I even made a floppy RAID out of it. Loud, slow, and an abomination, but funny as ever.
i would of love to seen that i would probably be LMAO at it!