USB 3.0 card in Dual Core G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by yassi, May 25, 2016.

  1. yassi macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014

    I have a spare Logilink PC0054A USB 3.0 PCI-E card (which didn't worked in my MacPro), I wonder if it will work in the G5.
    For sure as a USB 2.0 card.

    It has a NEC D720202 chip on it.

    Has one a 3.0 card running in the G5 as 2.0 card?

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  2. d-oost macrumors 6502a

    Jan 10, 2016
    Fairly sure that if it doesn't work on Mac Pros, it lacks Mac drivers, or needs them installed. Did it come with a driver disc, and if so, does it have Mac drivers? You can always try it on the G5, nothing can go wrong except for the card not being detected.
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    You can certainly jam it in there and see what happens, but I would be surprised if it were properly recognized as any kind of USB card.
  4. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    ... or if there are any PowerPC architecture OS X drivers for it.
  5. yassi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Well, I've put in the the G5, it doesn't work even as a 2.0 card.
    Found some LaCie drivers for 10.5 but the kext is only Intel.

    Hoped it could run at least as 2.0.

    Anyway, I will throw it away, I have no purpose for it.
  6. Ih8reno macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2012
    Why don't you just donate it to someone who could use it rather then throw it away?

  7. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    i.e. pay it forward [USA] thread??
  8. yassi thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Yes, I mean not really to throw it away, but to sell it or spend it to someone.

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