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      AvatarGeorge
      Create Pro Staff
      #416948

      An ongoing mega-thread of compatible PCI-e cards for the Mac Pro 5,1. This excludes GPUs.

      Please reply below with your macOS version and the PCI-e card and model number you’re using. Any additional notes such as “only works in PCI-e slot 1” for example will be included.

      Description Model macOS Notes
      Crest Dual M.2 NVMe Controller SI-PEX40129 10.13+
      Crest Quad M.2 NVMe Controller SI-PEX40152 10.13+
      Sonnet M.2 4×4 Card FUS-SSD-4X4-E3 10.13+
      Sonnet Allegro USB-C USB3C-2PM-E 10.10, 10.12+ Not compatible with 10.11
      Sonnet Allegro Type A USB 3.2 4-Port USB3-4PM-E 10.8.5+
      Sonnet Tempo 2.5-inch SSD Adapter TSATA6-SSD-E2 10.5.8+
      NewerTech MAXPower eSATA 6G Pro n/a 10.6+
           
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      Avatarahornback
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      #416968

      I have a MacPro from mid-2010 running 10.12.6 (for now) that I’ve done a bit of upgrading to and have a couple of points for the list.

      Slot 2 – Sonnet Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe 4-port card – unsure of the model number
      Slot 3 – Sonnet Tempo SSD with a pair of Plextor M6 Pro SATA SSDs mounted – unsure of the model number
      Slot 4 – Newer Technology MAXPower 2 port eSATA 6Gb/s card – unsure of the model number

      If it matters, I’m running these three with an HP OEM Nvidia K4000 with 3 GB of RAM in Slot 1

      The Sonnet Tempo holds the boot drive for my system.

      Thanks.
      — A

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      AvatarInky78
      Mac User
      #417224

      hello fellow members,

      I picked up various generic usb 3.2 cards  To see  if they would work.   I canteport that the the one card with am as,Edina chipset  kills every card…. I’ve tried.   When I get the chance I’ll provide more info.  I’m 4unnning HS a 4,_5,1; x5670 with 96g of ram…. the gpu.. Rex 580… IMHO sucks, and is slow.

       

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      AvatarGeorge
      Create Pro Staff
      #417226

      hello fellow members,

      I picked up various generic usb 3.2 cards  To see  if they would work.   I canteport that the the one card with am as,Edina chipset  kills every card…. I’ve tried.   When I get the chance I’ll provide more info.  I’m 4unnning HS a 4,_5,1; x5670 with 96g of ram…. the gpu.. Rex 580… IMHO sucks, and is slow.

       

      Do you have a link to where you purchased the card from so we could take a look at the full spec of it? It definitely shouldn’t kill everything!

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