Tuesday, 15 March 2011

USB 3.0 Now Supported in Mac OS X


USB 3.0 is now supported in Mac OS X!  LaCie released drivers today for their new line of USB 3,0 PCI-E and ExpressCard controllers.  Download the drivers here.

The device identifies as USB Super-Speed Bus in System Profiler and IORegistryExplorer.  USB 2.0 devices are confirmed working on these USB 3.0 ports.  We haven't had a chance to test USB 3.0 devices.  Our initial testing was done on GA-H55N-USB3, GA-P55A-UD4P and the GA-X58A-UD3R.

We need more testers! Report your findings in the tonymacx86 Forum here.

LaCie's driver is working only on specific LaCie devices.  Luckily, we've been tipped off to a patched version of the kext, which enables any USB 3.0 device.  Available in the latest MultiBeast. You can test speeds using Xbench, then target any drive plugged to the USB 3.0 ports.  Please post any stats in the forum! 

For discussions on this and other topics, register today at tonymacx86.com!

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