Adding USB 3.0 to Mac Pro

Started Mar 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sjstremb
sjstremb OP Regular Member • Posts: 481
Re: Adding USB 3.0 to Mac Pro-update

Yes, updates, first of all currently there are no Mac Pro's that have been sold or made to this date with Thunderbolt ports on them and to my knowledge, no PCIe cards exsist that can be used in on.

I did find a USB 3.0 PCIe card that did work with my Mac Pro

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A14ZSL6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It cost me $125.00 and you must load the driver for it (included on a DVD with it) to get it to work, the instructions for loading the drivers are a little thin, but I was able to load them and it works great. Tried it with both a card reader and generic external HD. Install was very easy getting the hardware into the slot.

For general reference, my Mac Pro is one year old a Duo core running the current OS 10.8.4

Stan

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