USB 3.0 Card For Mac Pro

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  1. joaoferro37 macrumors 6502

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    I will have a USB 3.0 card and a 4 bay USB 3.0 enclosure for Mac Pro in a few days.
    Any suggestion on the testing?
     
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  3. joaoferro37 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am tuning the USB 3.0 card for Snow Leopard.
    I will test on USB 3.0 camera, external storage and io-studio which is the expansion enclosure that I can put multiple PCI-e card and connect to my MacBook Pro.
     
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    I didn't even realize there were any USB 3.0 products being sold yet.
     
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    The only one I have seen is a full HD webcam that sends raw footage over the cable. (rather pointless if you ask me)
     
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    Mac OS X will not recognize the card, he will either have to make his own supporting kexts or boot into Windows where drivers might be more readily available.
     
  7. joaoferro37 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I am working on the driver for the USB 3.0 card.
    The reason I build this is the card is very affordable, the express 34 card will be around $39 dollars range and the PCI-e card will be at 34 dollars range.
    The benchmark test I have is around 185 MB/s (prototype using SSD on PC)

    My goal is to build a USB 3.0 SSD for HD Video editing.
     
  8. schalliol macrumors regular

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    Any luck with a driver? I need a USB 2 card and with the prices of USB 3 cards, I'd buy a USB 3 card with the hope USB 3 compatibility would come...if USB 2.0 works on the machine. If not this card, is there any card that people know works?
     
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