USB 3.0 and SATA 600 controller working in OS X and Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Spacedust, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

    May 24, 2009
  2. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    That card(s) will only work for Windows right now, as the Mac drivers don't exist yet. Nor can they boot in an OS X environment (just for Windows, and isn't going to change).

    Highpoint does make an eSATA card for Mac, which will boot. But it's eSATA ONLY. So far, there's no internal SATA card that can boot in a Mac. For that, you'd have to go with a RAID card.

    Newertech does have a new eSATA card out as well (here), that doesn't require drivers. But it has a few limitations as well.
    1. NOT Port Multiplier capable
    2. Will not boot OS X, but will boot Windows

    So far, I've not see a Mac compatible card.

    There's PC versions out, but they'd work for Windows.

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