What a difference! Continuing with my post from last week, I wanted to mention an upgrade for my Mac Pro that came in the mail this last week. With external drives and many other things upgrading to a USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt connection, I went in search of an expansion card for my Mac Pro that would increase connectivity and decrease my data transfer times.
I tried to find someone that had added Thunderbolt ports to their late model Mac Pro, but this was not to be. I did, however, find plenty of people that had purchased, and successfully installed, a USB 3.0 card.
SONNET USB 3.0
I ultimately decided on a Sonnet 4-Port USB 3.0 PCI express card. I looked at several other 4-port cards, but many of them required additional power from the mother board. Not having additional power to give, I went with the card from Sonnet. Shipping was fast and installation was simple (plug and play).