USB 3.0 on macpro 3,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cpnotebook80, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Is it possible to install a usb 3.0 card to my macpro
    Switching the front ports maybe?
    I wanted to buy a 3.0 external drive and would start wanting to upgrade my ports for it.
     
  2. Jimmy Guphanti macrumors 6502

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    Probably not because the motherboard or logic board does not support it and I think it more or less locks you out of trying it.
     
  3. xgman macrumors 601

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    I use a caldigit card for this purpose. Works fine but a bit slower to mount a drive than the native usb 2 ports. Once in, it is fast.
     

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