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Ask Max: What PCI USB 2.0 card should I use?

Asked on 02/01/2008:

I am contemplating an upgrade card for USB 2.0. My computer only shippedwith 1.1, I think. It is an Power Mac G4 (FW 800). I have heard that PCIUSB cards can cause problems. I am trying to do this in order to buy aniPod. Any suggestions?


When Apple started selling USB-only iPods they compiled a short list of USB 2.0 card makers that they liked. It was aimed at PC owners because Apple would prefer you buy a new USB 2.0 equipped Mac, but the list is a good Mac resource too. Here is the link. On that list is IOgear, who I like because of their Mac/Linux support. The card has 3 USB 2.0 ports and 2 FireWire 400 ports. I know you already have FireWire, but I have always found having extra FireWire ports to be of great benefit.

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