USB 2.0 PCI card in Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jwt, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. jwt macrumors 6502

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    I'd like to transfer my USB 2.0 PCI card from my outgoing PowerMac G4 to my new Mac Pro. I think that PCI cards fit in the PCI-X slots, but I'm not 100% certain. Advice please.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Mac Pro only has PCI-Express slots. They're not backwards compatible with your PCI USB 2.0 card. Keep in mind the Mac Pro does have a lot more USB ports to begin with when compared to a Power Mac G4. You might not need more ports.
     
  3. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I need more ports.
     
  4. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Here's a belkin PCI-E USB card. Just pointed that link out for reference, but I think you can find it cheaper on eBay.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. jwt thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK. Thanks everyone. I don't need more ports bad enough to spend $60. I was mostly hoping I could transfer my current PCI card to my new workstation, but I guess not.
     

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