USB 3.0 ExpressCard Mac Drivers

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EthosX, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. EthosX macrumors regular

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    Hello
    I really need to find drivers for this flush usb express card module
    Does drivers exist for mac?
    thnx

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As the image is quite small to really decipher any useful info (others might fare better, but again, I am to lazy for this), maybe provide the exact model you have, or link where you get it, if it is nowhere listed on the box or card.
    I also guess, that a www search did not bring anything up.

    Anyway, as you either have
    Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,
    you either open System Profiler (Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard)
    or System Report (Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion),
    located in the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder
    (CMD+SHIFT+U will open that folder or Spotlight (CMD+SPACEBAR) will open System Profiler/Report),
    go to Hardware > PCI Cards > Device ID and use the numbers after 0x (like using 3132 out of 0x3132) and the term "mac os x drivers" in a search engine, like "mac os x drivers 3132" for example.
    That helped me getting the Mac OS X drivers from SiS for my generic eSATA card, which is still a bit flakey (kernel panics here and there), but it gives me astonishing speeds.

    Was that understandable?

    If not:
     
  3. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Does that mean, you were unsuccessful using the methods I described? Does that mean, that using "bc628 mac os x driver" as search terms has brought up nothing (I found nothing)? Have you actually tried System Profiler/Report? I have forgotten to mention, that the ExpressCard needs to be inside the ExpressCard slot.

    I am not trying to be rude here, but I am astounded by your reply, which only touched one part of my reply.

    Do you want help? Is something not understandable? I get, English is not your first language, but if you have trouble understanding any of my questions or hints, please say so. Because as of now, it seems like you want to be spoonfed (and assumption I make with almost every member who is scarce with any info they provide or unable to use a www search engine), and while I am good at serving those people, a little bit more effort would be nice.

    And I have to try harder to be rude.
     
  5. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry thought u need better pic as u mentioned :)
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    That was not the only thing I mentioned, but thanks. I couldn't find any more info with the bigger image, as mentioned above. Maybe you have more luck with the OTHER methods I described.
     
  7. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah Yeah I went through all your advises says, no driver installed device ID is 0x1042
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Because there is no driver installed. You use that 1042 part of 0x1042 and add it to "mac os x driver" to get "1042 mac os x driver" or "mac os x driver 1042" and use that in a www search engine. I mentioned that too. It is easier than getting into a BIOS on a Mac.

    If you are unsure how to use a www search engine, my signature provides links (clickable) to some guides on how to use a widely available range of free www search engines.
     
  9. EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    man that is fine u do not need to call it search engine .. people will thing that they need to look it in actual Operating system .. cant u just say Google it??
    Anyway ..
    I have files .kext where I should put them in system ?
     
  10. EthosX, Aug 26, 2012
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    EthosX thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK I have copied few those files in extentions and now i cannot move with mouse trackpad os x gets frozen ******!
    EDIT : Reinstalled !
     
  11. danireef macrumors newbie

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    Hi simsaladimbamba

    I've the same problem with Targus ExpressCard USB3...

    I've checked on system profile and I find 0x1000

    But searching with such string... is a nightmare

    Anyway I've not find anything.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Danilo
     
  12. jbkalla macrumors newbie

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    I found the driver for the original question, as that's the same card I have (driver is for RocketU_Dual_USB3.0_for-Mac-v1.0.3-050212, so if you search for the RocketU Dual card, you can find the driver).
    However, when I search for the Targus card, it only has Windoze drivers. However, one of the driver files was listed as ACA34, so I searched for that and came up with a LaCie USB 3.0 driver. Maybe it's the same chipset? You could try it: http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10239

    Good luck!
     
  13. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    The easiest way is to install tonymacx86's multibeast driver for USB3.
     
  14. jbkalla macrumors newbie

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    Multibeast did not work for me on Yosemite. Nor did my previous post for the LaCie driver. I thought the card was bad, and ordered another one, but that didn't make a difference.
     
  15. Dadoctorisin macrumors newbie

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    Try this...worked for me...and was free.

    1 - You go to the site http://www.tonymacx86.com/ (The site is also a great reference)

    2 - You make an account (Essential but not particularly problematic)

    3 - You then go to the downloads, to downloads index

    4 - Find the appropriate Multibeast for your operating system

    5 - Download the Multibeast that best fits your system in my case -
    MultiBeast Snow Leopard 3.10.1

    6 - it is a small file - 22 mb total (in ZIP format)

    7 - Unzip and open the installer Multibeast 3.10.1.pkg

    8 - Click continue and agree to the licensing (Free)

    9 - Go down the install options to:
    - Drivers and Bootloaders
    - Kexts and Enablers
    - Miscellaneous
    - USB 3.0 - NEC/Renesas

    10 - Install that driver and restart your machine…you are now good to go.
     

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