USB 3.0 on macpro 3,1

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

  1. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    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

    Mar 29, 2011
    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


    Aug 6, 2007

    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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