Mac Pro :: Finding Esata PCI-X2 Cards

May 10, 2009

For the early 2009 macpros with PCI x2 slots (2 at 4 slots and 1 at 16), can I use a PCI-X on a PCI-X2?

I am looking for an esata card but i haven't found any that are in PCI-X2, many are PCI-X...

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Hardware :: Finding ESATA Drivers (Iomega)?

Nov 25, 2010

So I got this eSATA card for my MacPro a while back and was able to install quite easily. I've done a fresh install on a new harddrive of my OS and no longer have the driver disc for the eSATA card. Does anyone know a method for ripping the drivers from my old hard drive? Or does anyone know where I can actually get the driver? I can't seem to locate it anywhere on Iomega's site.

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Hardware :: Finding Express Card 34 To ESata II Data Rate Transfer Improvements?

Feb 25, 2008

I was wondering if there was any improvements choosing an Express Card to eSata over using Firewire 800?

This card states a transfer rate on the card up to 300 mbps which is nowhere near the 800 mbps that Fw800 will give?

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Hardware :: Finding A Dual ESATA Express Card That Works In Snow Leopard

Oct 17, 2009

The past few months I've made threads asking about eSata express cards and external storage and have received useful information. However, I've always neglected to ask this obvious and direct question. I've been recommended a few cards, one from OWC always comes up. But I never bothered to ask about "dual" versions because I thought I'd be able to find it on my own.

After weeks of casually looking around I wasted a few hours yesterday hard core searching online. I really need a storage solution for my exploding cache of photos and video that's been stockpiling and needs editing.

Perhaps FW800 or another interface could be a better solutions. But when I choose my new MBP 17" a few months ago I specifically kept the fact it retained the express card slot in mind because of it's higher transfer rates.

I'd get 1 TB but I'm thinking realistically I need 2+ TB of storage... and also I think I need to finally get my rear in gear about redundancy. I use Time Machine with an external FW400 HDD and back up my music separately there too but want to keep in mind future space should have redundancy in mind.

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Mac Pro :: Finding PCI Cards Compatibility?

Aug 3, 2010

Are all pci cards compatible with mac?

I've not looked it to this yet, so I'm totally in the dark.

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Mac Pro :: Finding Compatible Airport Cards?

Oct 3, 2010

I've got an old school mac pro 1.1 (because i'm too poor to afford a newer one) which didn't come with an airport card when I go it. Have just grabbed one out of a Macbook to put in the mac pro. It works, but not as a normal airport card should.

I'm not sure if its an incompatible card, or if i'm just dealing with a software issues. The normal airport menu up by the clock is useless. It just says Airport: No configured, and then has a link to network preferences in system preferences. I can connect to a network, and once its connected it works how it should, but to connect I need to go into network in system pref, then under network name, select Join other network, then show network, then i'll see the list of networks and be able to select the right one. But if I restart, or the computer goes to sleep, it forgets all that information, and I have to go back to the start again and select the network again.

Do you think its an incompatible card, or is there some software trick I can do to get it working properly?

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Mac Pro :: Finding Best 1st Generation Graphics Cards?

Jun 13, 2008

So, its now the 3870 vs. the 8800. As someone who plays games on the Windows and uses iLife '08 on the Mac side (not many games though), which card is looking better?

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Applications :: Finding App To Create Greeting Cards For Mac?

Jan 27, 2008

Is there any Greeting Card software for the Mac similar to American Greetings Creatacard?

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Mac Pro :: Finding Graphics Cards For Mac Pro And Video Editing?

May 2, 2008

I am about to purchase a Mac Pro, and I saw the rumor about the new ATI Radeon 3870 coming for the Mac Pro in late May.

I had a few questions about it and Mac Pro graphics cards in general. First, will this card be available as an optional upgrade when configuring a Mac Pro from the Apple Store? Is that usually how it goes?

Secondly, I'm a video editor planning to use this Mac Pro primarily for Final Cut Studio and After Effects. It seems to have been indicated that ATI cards are better for this sort of work, versus the 8800GT they off right now.

Do these programs gain significant benefit from using ATI or is it more unsubstantial?

The other question I have is whether or not these cards would be recommended for use with the Avid product line (namely Avid Xpress Pro or Media Composer). It seems that Avid only will certify NVidia graphics cards, as it has with the 8800GT. I also am aware that Avid is not compatible with Leopard just yet, but will be in the near future.

So does anyone know if Avid performs well (or at all) with the ATI cards? Would the overall performance increase of ATI over NVidia be enough to take a chance with compatability issues?

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Mac Pro :: Finding List Of Working Pc Graphic Cards On Mp 3,1?

Jun 16, 2010

The thing is that when I use the card for 3D or gaming it sounds like a taking off airplane. From 0 to 30 seconds the card increases the fan speed/sound. I clean my macpro about 3 or 4 times a year, even my card but, honestly, I have never open the black cover the nvidia has for avoiding a disaster...

Ok I just want to know the best (or at least a better) graphic card. If it is a PC card, how could I make it work in my Macpro...

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Mac Pro :: Finding 5870 And 5770 Cards Will Work

Aug 5, 2010

I recently sold my XFX 4870 in anticipation of the new cards that will be coming to the MP's soon. I understand that the question will not be answered until the new MP's come out and someone can extract the BIOS. But I wanted to start a thread of which cards (Brand, Model, Rev #) works with our MP's (looks like 2008 and later).

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MacBook Pro :: Using Esata With SSD?

Jul 14, 2010

I have a 2007 MBP with sata150. Currently the drive is a C300 64gb and it's very fast even though read speeds are capped. If I get an expresscard esata adaptor and run my ssd from there will I get faster throughput than with the drive on the internal sata bus, assuming the esata card I get has a good enough controller? From my understanding the mbp's expresscard is connected through pci express at 2.5 gbits. Is this correct? Any old-style MBP users out there with esata and SSD?

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OS X :: Connect Two Drives Together Via Esata?

Nov 10, 2010

I have two external hard drives. First is Lacie 4big quadra. It is connected to my mac via FW800 Then I have a g-raid connected to the lacie via FW800. This all works fine. Both external drives have eSata. Is it possible to connect the two drives together via eSata to take advantage of the faster transfer speeds between the two drives? Even though the first drive is connected to the mac via FW800. I tried and the second drive didn't mount when connected via eSata.. but maybe I am doing something wrong.

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Mac Pro :: ESATA PCI Card Freezing OS X Up

Jun 18, 2008

I installed a Dynex eSATA pci-e card into my Mac Pro. When i attempt to shut down, it never works, it hangs up with a blank screen and the wheel going round and round forever. Also, If I try to start up with an eSATA external drive on, it will never fully start up-just hangs up again. It will work if I plug the eSATA cable in after booting, then turn on the external drive, and likewise, eject it and power off before shutting down. I really do not want to have to go through this every time I start up / shut down.

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Hardware :: Need Esata Expresscard For MBP?

Oct 19, 2008

Recommend me an esata expresscard that works well with the MBP? I need one to connect an external harddrive.

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OS X :: Esata To Firewire 800 Adaptor?

Jan 25, 2009

Is it possible to make an adaptor to connect an Esata Cable to a Firewire 800 Connector ?

i would like to connect my Esata Harddrive to a Firewire 800 port..

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Mac Pro :: ESATA Cable Won't Fit Into New Card?

Feb 24, 2010

Just got the new Newertech 6G ESATA card from OWC and I'm having problems getting my ESATA cable fitting into it. It does not go in very far, and never latches on to the two tabs. Before I go out and buy a new cable or return the card, please take a look at the two pics and tell me what's wrong. I'm afraid to try to force the cable in harder since it doesn't seem normal that there should be so much resistance.

EDIT: Jammed it in real hard and it seems to have seated itself, but the drive is not showing on the desktop or in Disk Utility. Mac Pro recognizes the card just fine (slot 4). Will try another cable, but something feels wrong about the card. It shouldn't take this much force to plug the cable in.

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Intel Mac :: Use ESata Through SD Slot On It?

Mar 24, 2012

I have a G-RAID drive and I want to try editing faster through the eSata slot. I know they have adapters that work for Macbooks Pro, but is it the same for my iMac? Can I use it through the SD? And if yes, any recommendation on which model/bran to buy?

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Power Mac G5 :: Firewire Versus ESATA?

Nov 13, 2007

I want to add a second external drive, either 500 GB or 750 GB. It would be partitioned into one partition for cloning, and the other for TimeMachine when I upgrade to Leopard. Currently my external drives are all Firewire. Would there be any significant advantage for me to buy a SATA controller card for my G5 and then go to eSATA rather than Firewire? One online dealer I contacted said that the speed advantage for the SATA for my uses would be minimal, but the possible headaches of eSATA over Firewire could be signifcant. I"m conisedering the 750 GB LaCie d2 Quadra drive.

G5 Dual 2.0, 2GB RAM
Mac OS X (10.4.10)
also running IMac Intel 2.0/2

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Mac Pro :: Esata - Firewire 800 - External Storage

Jul 10, 2008

I am looking for an eSata, Firewire 800, USB external enclosure that has removable trays for two or more hard drives. Specifically I am trying to find one that has the similar apperance of the Mac Pro, aluminum case and such.

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Mac Pro :: External HDD Via ESATA As Fast As Internal HD?

May 26, 2009

I have a new Mac pro with a Sonnet Tempo SATA E4P card. Is the external eSATA connection as fast as an internal one?More specifically, if I sue an external hard drive, connected via eSATA for a photoshop scratch disk will it be as efficient as an internal disk?

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MacBook Pro :: Connect ESata Through Firewire?

Aug 17, 2009

I recently got a few external HDD, and for the life of me couldn't find any Firewire equipped enclosures. Seems eSata and USB have taken the standard.

So I decided to just suck it up and use USB.

Now apple has taken away the express card slot, is there any way to utilise eSata on a MBP? The only conceivable way would be through firewire.

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Hardware :: Looking For A ESATA To Firewire Converter?

Nov 8, 2009

I am buying an external Blu-Ray drive and have been looking at one by OWC that has USB 2.0, Firewire 400, 800, and eSATA connectors. I've really become interested in a drive that is made by Buffalo Technologies and has a USB 2.0 and eSATA connector. The issues are as follows:

-Will USB 2.0 handle the bandwith well or do I really need something such as Firewire or eSATA?

-Most of all, is there an adapter to convert an eSATA connector such as on the Blu-Ray drive to a Firewire connector that I could plug in the front of my Mac Pro?

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Hardware :: Best ESATA ExpressCard For UMBP?

Dec 29, 2009

What is the best and most compatible eSATA ExpressCard for uMBP (whatever the OS that might be running)?

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Mac Pro :: RAID Configuration Supports Both USB And Esata?

Jan 9, 2010

I made about adding esata to my Mac Pro 2.66 Quad, I added a card and now have to esata ports.I've been thinking about buying an Icy Dock enclosure that will hold 2 HD's and supports both USB and esata. The way I see it, I should want to run the faster esata.It has all kinds of settings including some for RAID configurations.It appears that the RAID will work with USB but as to the esata, which is what I want, there is the following language

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Mac Pro :: Sil3231 ESATA Card Just Won't Work?

Jan 12, 2010

I bought a USB2 + eSATA docking station for my Nehalem MP. The docking station works perfectly well using the USB2 port, but I just can't get the eSATA card to work.I have a cheap sil3231 card, I'm using siliconimage's latest OS X drivers, with a single drive (so no RAID), and it won't mount. I played around with the jumpers, nothing. Can anyone think of something I missed?

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Mac Pro :: PCIe 2.0 Controller Card With 2 Esata Ports?

Oct 8, 2010

I was told to buy one of these [URL:...] because it is supposedly better than USB2/FW for external DVD burning.

1) Is that true?
2) What else could I use the eSATA port for?
3) Is there a better PCIe card I should consider for other purposes down the road?

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IMac :: 2008 24inch - ESATA SSD Boot

Nov 25, 2010

I purchased and installed the Commell MPX-3132 in place of my Airport Card. Installation was very easy and the RAID drivers work perfectly. I cloned my HD to my SSD using CCC and everything shows up fine via ESATA and USB. When I try to boot from it via ESATA it is not recognized, but it boots perfectly from USB. I Booted to it via USB and installed the RAID drivers onto the SSD then tried to boot via ESATA again with no luck. The SSD I bought is the Corsair Force 120 and the enclosure is a Hornettek usb/esata [URL:...] I haven't had a chance to test another enclosure.

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Mac Pro :: Run Boot Camp Using PCIe ESata Card?

Mar 12, 2008

I've got a 2008 Mac Pro with 4 internal hard drives that are in a 0+1 software raid. Unfortunately, this prevents me from using Boot camp on any of these drives.

I'm curious, is there a PCIe card that adds eSata ports that would allow me to put Windows XP on an external enclosure that is bootable?

I've been scouring the message boards and forums and have found cards by CalDigit, FirmTek and Sonnet, but I have no idea if any of these will support with Boot Camp/Windows.

I'm not interested in using the on mobo SATA ports because A) they aren't recognized in Windows, and B) I don't want to put a drive up in the CD drive bays (because of the bad airflow).

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MacBook Pro :: ESata Express Card - Which One Actually Works

Mar 31, 2009

I have the new 15 in MBP and bought a e-sata express card from OWC which is the Apiotek Extreme Dual e-sata [URL]. At first it could not be seen so I went to there site and downloaded the driver for it and got several grey screens of death kernel panics. I know the Sonnet Tempo SATA Pro ExpressCard/34 is supposed to work on the new unibody but after all that I bought to get this system up to the speed I need, was trying to avoid another 280 dollars and want another 4gb Ram chip more. [URL]. I am only running one external drive like this for PS scratch, OS backup and a working drive that is partitioned in 3 sections. Wondering if there is another express card that is working in the new 15 in 2.93 without any issues.

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