WD USB 3.0 my book

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joaoferro99, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. joaoferro99 macrumors member

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    just got it this morning, can anyone tell me how to reach usb 3.0 speed?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Using a computer with a USB 3.0 port perhaps?

    Other than that, nothing.


    It also depends on what Mac you have, as a Mac Pro allows PCI-Express cards and the MPB 17" supports ExpressCard /34 cards.

    But I don't know if Mac OS X supports USB 3.0.

    Maybe MRoogle might help you with that.

    Or more information from your side.
     
  3. joaoferro99 thread starter macrumors member

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    i plug in WD's USB 3.0 host card, but nothing shows up. I could only use MacPro's builtin usb 2.0 port. do I need driver for the host card?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Were there no drivers with the hostcard on a CD?

    Looking at the WDC support site, the HDD is formatted with the NT file system (NTFS) so in order to use it, you have to format it with HFS+ (Mac OS Extended) via Disk Utility, so you can at least use it via USB 2.0.

    Information is out there, it seems there are no Mac OS X drivers or support yet.
     
  5. schalliol macrumors regular

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    The USB on my Mac Pro is a bit flaky and am going to get a USB card to help things out, but since it's backwards compatible, I thought I'd get a 3.0. I take it then you've found no solution to get USB 3.0 in the last week. Correct?
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    It looks like Buffalo's card doesn't work with OS X yet.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10405534-263.html

    And here is the main part of that article that is of interest...

     

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