USB2 PCI card in a G4/933, will it work ?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by legarem, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. legarem macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2004

    I need more USB ports for my G4/933. I thought installing USB2 pCI card in my G4 to get more transfer speed with the USB2 ports.

    Will it work at normal USB2 transfer speed or it will be fast as USB1 ?

    If it works, any PCI brand recommendations ?


    Marc Legare
  2. RGunner macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2002
    Midnight Sun
    Most do work...

    I would buy from or Lacie / Macally

    I think Adaptec sells one at Compusa which is labeled OSX compatible (but dont quote me on it). I believe you need 10.3+ or 10.2.6+
  3. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

    Lord Blackadder

    May 7, 2004
    Sod off
    It should run just fine at 2.0 speeds.

    I bought an el cheapo $15 2-port USB 2.0 PCI card for my G4 at my local Microcenter and it works fine. You should be able to get a 4-port card for $30-50. If you go with a fancy brand like Sonnet it will cost more.

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