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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
      Mac User
      #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
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      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.

       

      5,1 (4,1) hex 3.33, 64G 1333, 580rx 8G.
      5,1 (4,1) dual hex 3.33, 96G 1333, 580rx 8G.
      And a bunch of other gear. (All work done by me)

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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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