- Tech Specs
Adds USB 3.2 Gen 1 Connectivity—Adds four USB-A 5Gbps ports to your Mac Pro®, Windows PC®, or Linux® computer with PCIe slots; or Thunderbolt™ to PCIe card expansion system. Speedy Performance—Transfers data up to 10x faster than over USB 2.0 connections. Super-Powered Ports—Supports USB 3.0 bus-powered hard drives, SSDs, DVDs & Blu-ray devices with up to 2.0A per port. According to Digidesign, the company 'is now concluding its qualification process of the PCI Express systems with the range of Apple Power Mac G5 computers.' The new PCI Express Core and Accel cards are expected to ship before the end of the year (they may be available by the time you're reading this column) and will cost the same as the. Tiergrade Superspeed 7 Ports PCI-E to USB 3.0 Expasion Card with 15-Pin SATA Power Connector - PCI Express(PCIe) Expansion Card USB Card for Desktop PC Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP #1 Best Seller Ableconn PEX-UB132 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) 2-Port Type-A Low Profile PCI Express (PCIe) x4 Lane Host Adapter Card (ASMedia ASM3142 Controller).
Our PCI Express card is compatible with Apple's Mac Pro 2008-2012 towers. You can mount any 2.5' Mac compatible SATA III SSD onto this adapter card.
By taking advantage of your Mac Pro's quicker PCI Express bus, you can substantially increase the access time over your conventional SATA II drive bays. The drive bays in a Mac Pro are limited to 275/255 Mbps read/write speeds. This adapter/drive combination is capable of 550 Mbps read/write speeds, depending upon the speed of your SSD.
This drive adapter is bootable, making for the quickest possible system performance. Please note that using this kit for your boot drive adds a 10-15 second delay to boot time. If you are using the kit for a data drive (a non-boot volume), the delay will not be added.
Compatible Mac Pros:Mac Model ID 3,1 - 4,1 - 5,1. This PCIe card is NOT compatible with Apple's latest Mac Pro 6,1 released in Late 2013.
Interface:PCI Express 2.0
Quick FAQ:Windows is supported by this device. 3.5' drives are not supported on this card.
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The Mac Pro introduced in 2019 has eight PCIe slots:
- Four double-wide slots
- Three single-wide slots
- One half-length slot preconfigured with the Apple I/O card
Mac Pro includes one or two Radeon Pro MPX Modules that occupy slots 1-2 and slots 3-4. You can choose your MPX Modules when you order your Mac Pro or order them separately from Apple. Learn how to install PCI cards in your Mac Pro (2019).
Apple AMD Radeon MPX Modules
Apple currently has four different Mac Pro Expansion (MPX) Modules that contain AMD Radeon Pro graphics processing units (GPUs). Radeon Pro MPX Modules can use slots 1-2 and slots 3-4, and you can install one or two of each module:
- Radeon Pro 580X MPX Module: one module only
- Radeon Pro W5700X MPX Module: one or two modules
- Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module: one or two modules
- Radeon Pro Vega II MPX Module: one or two modules
- Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX Module: one or two modules
You can use Radeon MPX Modules along with other third-party PCIe graphics cards. If you use Boot Camp, using a Radeon MPX Module and a third-party AMD graphics card isn't supported when your Mac is using Windows. Learn about using AMD graphics cards with Microsoft Windows on Mac Pro (2019).
Apple I/O card
Mac Pro comes with the Apple I/O card, which has two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Apple I/O card comes preinstalled in slot 8 and can't be installed in another slot.
Third-party PCIe cards
You can install many different PCIe cards in your Mac Pro, such as fibre channel cards, fibre networking cards, and pro video and audio interface cards. The PCIe bus on your Mac Pro provides up to 300W auxillary power. If your PCIe card requires additional power, such as a GPU, use the Belkin Aux Power Cable.
Pci Express Explained
Mac Pro supports the same GPUs that are supported by external graphics processors (eGPUs). If you use Boot Camp and want to install a NVIDIA card to use in Windows on your Mac, don't install the card in slot 2. Learn about using AMD graphics cards with Microsoft Windows on Mac Pro (2019).
Some older PCI cards might use 32-bit Option ROMs that aren't compatible with your Mac Pro. If you install a PCI card that uses 32-bit option ROMs, your Mac Pro might not start up correctly.
Afterburner is a hardware accelerator card made by Apple. Learn more about Afterburner.
Pci Express Ssd Mac Pro
If you want to add additional storage, you can install a third-party RAID card, such as a SAS RAID card, or you can install the Promise Pegasus R4i 32TB RAID MPX Module in one of the two MPX bays. If you use Boot Camp on your Mac, Windows doesn't support Apple software RAID volumes.