USB 2.0 on a Powermac G4

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by drbrog, May 4, 2005.

  1. drbrog macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2005
    Has anyone successfully added USB 2.0 to a G4 Powermac? I added an Adaptec USB2.0/Firewire card but it caused problems when the computer went to sleep. Is there another brand of USB card that has worked? Any suggestions?
    Thanks for you help. :confused:
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Sleep problems with 3rd-party cards have been supposedly repaired with Tiger... there's been a couple of people reporting this.

    Try doing a forum search for 'sleep'.
  3. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    I have a Belkin 3-port Firewire PCI Card in my G4 Tower.

    It caused the computer to be unable to sleep when I installed it.

    After installing Tiger, it sleeps.

    I was going to buy an Adaptec card at Best buy the other day (USB 2.0), but after my experiences, I will get a Belkin from the Apple Store.

    I'd suggest you do the same, or go visit to see if there are any new compatability reports.

    Cheers. :)

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