USB and USB Gen 1 can transfer data up to 5 Gbps, and USB Gen inch, ); iMac (inch, ); MacBook Pro ( and later) Camp, download and install the Windows Support Software (drivers). I am trying to use a thunderbolt device and the enclosure has a usb output for multiple usb drives. I ten the recent OSX update recently and. These drivers should in theory work with the NEC controllers on any hackingtosh This may be the USB3 solution we have been waiting for.
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LaCie has announced the availability of a free USB driver for Mac USB ExpressCard/34 ($60) and a compatible Mac Pro or MacBook. Windows 10 USB3 drivers for MacBook The USB keeps disconnecting. My only thought is that maybe Boot Camp contains these drivers. Is there Can't install Windows on Boot Camp (Retina MacBook Pro, mid). I've been looking for ways to add USB3 to an older Macbook I have - see but there's no true Mac OSX compatible drivers out there from what I.
It gives me my 3 USB 3 ports as well as offering connections for all my other Firewire stuff as well. SMART is not supported for external drives. Click on the Erase button. USB-C ports look like this:. Reboot back in to Recovery Mode again Step 5: If the device came with an AC adapter, use it.
MacMan Administrator Staff member. More information can be found on the blog at http: Wish I had a device to test with I've planned to buy an external HD for my laptop backup So I come back here as soon as I bought and tested it on my hack! Joined Jul 21, Messages 15 Motherboard Where to get a USB3 device now Hi all Installed and Restart.
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I will buy external enclosurer usb 3. Thanks all.
I cant seem to find where that super speed port is though Anyone else try that. Arent those USB3 ports the Blue ones?
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Works under Mavericks and above I believe. Build quality is a bit flimsy compared to my sonnet esata card but it is flush with the edge of the macbook. I find that I have to boot up with the drive already connected to reliably get USB 3.
Tests show me that I'm getting about 4 times the speed compared with USB 2. Haven't tested long file transfers yet but can now look at getting fast usb 3. Plugged it in, then plugged in the drives and they were all recognised, even those on a USB3 hub by Pluggable.
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Estimated copy time: Other copy tests indicated at least 2 times faster with many files to copy, so I'd expect the overhead of multiple files reduces the performance. I think the ongoing support is because some Macs with built in USB3 used the FL chipset and therefore those Macs that are on the supported list for Sierra that have this chipset will work.
However, keep monitoring the situation for future versions of Mac OS X, in case the list of supported Macs changes if they drop those Macs with FL support and therefore leave out the driver for it in future versions of the OS to focus maintenance costs on hardware that they choose to support. One option while it is not ideal but necessary is to disable kext signing, follow these steps after you have installed your kext:. If it says "error getting variable", continue with these steps:.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. I have also attempted to rebuild the kext cache as explained here: JakeGould Can the anonymous coward please explain why they downvoted this question; I'd be happy with - and - welcome some constructive feedback rather than a cold downvote.
Also, please note that this is ongoing research for me - as you can see I've already looking into this myself but not had success- hence my asking this usually lovely community for advice.
So I'm looking into this myself as well. When I can, I tend to answer my own questions if I find an answer as you will observe from some on my profile.
To the person who originally downvoted me - I've answered my own question with a solution - here you go: MarkJo MarkJo 21 1.
I'm curious as to what chipset is in use in the card. But let me know if you can.
It's really nice to extend the useful life of old machines, so well done! Answering my own problem told ya I would do it, see my comments I've rewritten the question title as I have found a solution which works for me the same I bought another USB3 ExpressCard 34 see below and this card has the Fresco FL chipset which is supported natively by MacOS X see below.