The reason for the "sleep problem" as I understand it, is the computer was saving energy by not powering the card when in sleep mode. So the option of turning sleep off is a good one. Good to know. Thanks for the links.
CalDigit PCIe 2-Port USB3 Card for Mac Pro
The Sonnet card has been on my radar since the beginning and I'm sure that's the one I'll spring for. I've read about issues with some models and would like to get one that has a reasonably good review rating. Don't have a company that is paying for it so it's my out of pocket money. It would sure be nice if apple used the same chassis as these towers and sell the new model mother board separately so we could upgrade.
I really like these towers. Note that virtually all USB3 cards and ports interfere with 2. Keep that in mind if you currently use 2.
Jul 26, PM. Jul 28, PM in response to kahjot In response to kahjot. Did it with the computer standing up on the desk in a fairly dark room it's hot outside and trying to keep it cool inside while holding a flashlight.
The reason it took so long was because it took a few attempts to get the card lined up for the slot while in an awkward position and holding the flashlight. Otherwise, hey, it doesn't get any easier. Didn't have to download any driver as it was Plug-'n-Play with High Sierra.
Realize that is coming from using USB 2. Example: One Not bad. I like my Mac Pro. Jul 28, PM.
I think the Sonnet cards are a safe choice. I just acquired another on eBay. More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: Searchin99 Searchin Desktops Speciality level out of ten: 1. The last time I investigated going the USB3 card route it seemed that these were the short list solutions: 1. CalDigit Fasta-6GU3plus. All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. Still beats 2. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Question marked as Solved User profile for user: kahjot kahjot.
Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 1. User profile for user: John Lockwood John Lockwood.
Wringing the Life Out of an Old Mac Pro Tower
Note: Many people have gone for the Inatek card which is - Cheap Does not need any messy power cables Does support Macs with limitations - it does not officially support all versions of operating system I personally chose to go for a secondhand SonnetTech card which unlike the Inatek officially claims support for all versions of Mac operating system.
Jul 26, AM in response to kahjot In response to kahjot kahjot - Your post says a lot in a small space as your operation is very close to the direction I'll most likely go, that is, with various peripherals so a hub of some sort is in my future. Hadn't really looked into Sonnet before this morning but it seems like a really viable option. For the future, any of my new storage devices will have USB-C connections. John - CalDigit is one of the very few brands who do specifically target Macs, the other brand to look at is SonnetTech.
User profile for user: William Kucharski William Kucharski. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 8. To quote from Sonnet's comments on the issue: USB 3. You should be able to use any Macintosh-compatible bluetooth adapter. Select a different hard drive case with better shielding. You may try different USB 3.
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A better-shielded, or a shorter, or a longer USB 3. Relocate the hard drive to the opposite side of the computer. For the technically inclined, the Intel white paper has additional ideas.
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Have aluminum foil handy. More details about identifiers are provided in EveryMac. This leaves one lane PCIe 2. In the default configurations, one PCIe 2. These details are easiest to visualize as a chart for simplicity, the Server models have been omitted, but they have the same PCIe support as the "regular" models :. After watching these videos, it should be clear that installing a PCIe card in all Mac Pro models is simple. However, if you do not feel comfortable -- or have the time -- to perform the installation yourself, hiring a professional never is a bad idea.
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