|Item model number||KT4004|
|Item Weight||1.76 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.7 x 2.6 x 0.7 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||4.72 x 2.56 x 0.71 inches|
|Color||4 Ports for Mac Pro|
Inateck KT4004 4 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Express Card for Mac Pro (Early 2008 to 2012 Late Version)
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- Expansion of 4 ports USB 3.0 connections; No additional power supply for normal recognition and operation needed anymore, fast and easy installation, keeps your Mac Pro case tidy
- Compatible System: Mac OS 10.8.2 to Mac OS 10.9.5. It is applicable to MAC Pro(Early 2008 to 2012 Late Version); Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10(32/64-bit). Incompatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or Above
- With easy installation, simple solution for your Mac Pro. Enjoy copying videos, music, photos, data files between USB devices and the computer at blazing fast speeds
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0 supports transfer rates of up to 5Gbps - The actual transmission speed is limited by the setting of the device connected
- Package: 1x USB3.0 PCI-E Expansion Card; 1x CD Driver; 1x User's Manual
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Due to frequently updated drivers, please download the latest version on our official website Inateck to enhance your using experience Features- No additional power supply for normal recognition and operation needed anymore, optimized board plane architecture, fast and easy installation, keeps your Mac Pro case tidy- With quick and easy installation, this PCI Express card expands your Mac Pro by four high-speed USB3.0 interfaces, offers a simple solution for connecting to USB 3.0 devices from your Mac Pro- Support UASP: 70% Faster than traditional USB 3.0 with UASP. The UASP Transfer Protocol only can accelerate read and write speed of SSD hard disk. Supported Operating Systems The Expansion card is applicable to the MAC Pro ( 2008 to 2012 Version) - Incompatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or aboveMac OS 10.8.2 - 10.9.5 & Windows 8 - No additional drivers are needed for Mac Pro/Win8, it has built-in support for the FL1100 chipset Windows XP and Windows 7 (with included drivers)Power Usage Alerts-For stable operation, do not connect it to more than two high power-consuming devices, such as 1 TB hard drive.-For Mac OS users, the devices on the PCI-E card will disconnect if the computer goes into sleep.-This USB 3.0 express card is not meant to serve as a stand-alone charger. If the card doesn't work properly from the start, you may try out the following steps Step 1: de- and reattach the devices to bee recognized, so the system can try another recognition search. Step 2: Augment with the optional power supply, so an automatic search can be retried. Step 3: Check the PCI-E socket on the main board for possible faults. Step 4: Try out another Mac Pro, if available, to determine the card's general functionality.
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As with my other PCI cards, I had to reset PRAM (command-option-P-R at startup) before the card was recognized. No compatibility issues with hardware or software thus far. Everything works fine, only faster. My Dycom USB 3 hub, Transcend USB 3 flash drive, Lexar USB 3 card reader and Seagate Backups USB 3 basically burned rubber compared to USB 2. As other posters have indicated, USB3 drivers are not written in Mac Pro ROM so USB devices attached to this card will not be recognized until the system loads (so don't connect a startup drive or keyboard).
I plan to install Yosemite on a separate partition but noticed a new product disclaimer: "incompatible with Yosemite." This disclaimer wasn't there a month ago so either issues arose after Yosemite or Inateck hasn't tested this card under OS 10.10 and are protecting itself from liability. Several reviewers indicate the Inateck worked fine under Yosemite. When I get around to installing Yosemite I'll come back and amend this review.
All in all a great USB 3 card for barely more than a Jackson. Fairly simple install and no extra power cord or special drivers needed. But if you're running Yosemite, you might want to hold off on purchasing until official Yosemite compatibility is announced or more Yosemite users write reviews.
It works! It works! I would not hesitate to buy one again. In fact I just might - I have another MacPro that I'm building up. WooHoo! USB 3.0!
When I first installed this on a Mac Pro tower with fresh install of Yosemite, the PCI would recognize the hardware but I couldn't get aconnection through the ports. Before giving up, I tried a secondary Mac Pro (Mid 2010) tower with fresh install of Yosemite and it worked perfectly. Went back to the original tower and re-installed and it worked fine. Instantly noticed the 10x + speed boost in file transfer. Very nice piece of hardware for an excellent price. VERY SATISFIED and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
NOTE: specs do say that it doesn't work with Yosemite 10.0, however, I didn't catch this when I ordered them and luckily enough, it worked just fine - Plug 'n play. Install was a breeze!
FOLLOW-UP: After using the USB 3.0 Expansion Cards now for a few weeks, I would note that I do experience the issue with Ext. Hard Drive ejection notifications upon the computer going to sleep mode and waking back up. It's not really a problem as much as a minor nuisance. The only way I can see it bing a problem is if you are working on a large sized file from an attached drive and it loosing it's path upon re-awakening. Another factor is, when I mount partitioned "Disc Images" from a connected external drive, it ejects these drives when going into sleep mode and they must be re-mounted.
Both issues are not a deal killer for me and for what it does (offer 4 blazing USB 3.0 ports to my Mac tower), it's far worth the inconvenience of dealing with ejected / remounted drives attached when computer goes to sleep mode.
If you are running external / USB mount hardware that would be harmful to loose connection due to computer sleep mode times,, be advised, running Yosemite, you are likely to experience ejections and disconnection. As far as drives, they will re-mount by automatically upon waking from sleep mode, but other hardware where constant connection is imperative, may become an issue beyond just a nuisance.