Updgrading USB ports

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  1. olliea95 macrumors regular

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    Hey, I was just wondering whether I can upgrade my USB 1 ports to USB 2? I have seen a support forum saying it's possible by buying a PCI card, but I am assuming this is for a windows PC, and whether a new USB port PCI card will work with my Power Mac. Also, if it does, whether it has to be a special type?

    Thanks,
    (specs below)
     
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  3. olliea95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so what's the difference in the one you recommended to, say, this one (an ebay link)

    The specs for the second are:
    Thanks,
     
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    It doesn't specifically state that it supports Mac OS X? ;)
    You're going to need a driver to get this to work.
     
  5. olliea95 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :) any ideas on where I can go about getting this driver?
     
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    The difference is, the ebay link card doesn't support Mac OS X, so it's not going to work for you.

    No, what I meant is you need to purchase a USB 2.0 card that specifically states it supports Mac OS X, and the manufacturer will have a driver for you to use.

    You cannot buy that card that you linked and have it work with your Mac.
     
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