I just bought the Inateck card too, for my 2010 Mac Pro (5,1)… I was unsure about exactly what cable I needed to power it, there isn't any standard molex on a 2010 Mac Pro is there? Do you have an earlier MP?Just to confirm that this Inateck card works well. [….]
I shall, thanks for the info.Inateck KTU3FR-4P
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From Corsair Force GT 180GB i got 210 write and 360 read. Better than 185 / 210 from SATA 2 on Mac Pro + I saved internal ports for HDDs.Can you make a performace test with a SSD to test the bandwidth of both controllers?
I have just done exactly this, works brilliantly, many thanks for the info!I just bought the Inateck card too, for my 2010 Mac Pro (5,1) I was unsure about exactly what cable I needed to power it, there isn't any standard molex on a 2010 Mac Pro is there? Do you have an earlier MP?
Anyway, I bought a SATA power cable extension (i.e. Female to Male) like this one but had to cut off one of the plastic guide 'tongs' so it would fit into one of the empty hard drive bay SATA connectors (I went for PCI-E Slot 4 and the power from Drive Bay 4, keeping it tidy). Hope that helps anyone who was unsure about the same thing.
Works great though so far! Have wanted to put a USB 3.0 card in for a while now, I have a few external drives that shall now fly where previously they crawled
I shall, thanks for the info.
For now i tried just bus powered drives. I don't have USB 3 drives with external power.Bus or wall powered drives?
Most of PCIe USB cards will eject bus powered drives when put to sleep.
From my understanding it's due to lack of current on PCIe bus during the sleep. Mine does that with bus powered drives but re-mounts them after wake.
This is a very old and outdated thread. Why don't you go to this thread and read through it. The last few pages have the most updated information about newer cards.Looks like there is a new card which doesn't require power. Although reading through the comments a user mentions that's because "most USB 3 devices have their own power".
Beyond that it's not clear whether it will power non powered devices. I'm a noob... does PCIe supply any power? I can't see any power connectors on the board either, which might mean it can only power already powered devices.
It also says it's not Yosemite compatible. I have a 2008 Mac Pro that I got as a file server, and installed Yosemite. Does anyone know any Yosemite supported cards that will work on my Mac? I am interested in both Sata 3 and USB 3.