Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 2:38 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
Just in time, Kirby - I need to buy a new card reader, and the Image Mate you got seems to be just the thing I need - fast - and all card formats supported. But I am afraid, none of my Macs has USB 3 ports yet.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to léonie)
Has anyone had any experience upgrading a MacPro with Sonnet's Allegro USB 3.0 PCIe adapter?
It's supposedly compatible with my older MacPro 3,1 and certain USB 3 media readers.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to léonie)
But I am afraid, none of my Macs has USB 3 ports yet.
It is a nice-looking, reliable-seeming unit. Can't say I'd rush out to buy one (it's not inexpensive) without the need for USB 3, though.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 10:24 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
Interesting. I just bought the same device to use with the USB 3.0 ports on the new Mac Mini. It appears the device gets recognized but the cards never do. Device worked on a windows machine so the hardware is fine. Not sure what to do ..... Return it?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to timfromsherwood park)
I don't know. Can you take it to an Apple store and try it on other Mac Minis with USB 3?
And -- just to cover simple but unlikely stuff -- are you sure you are inserting the cards correctly? Does the blue light on the reader come on? (I think that's it -- I'm not where mine is right now.)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 10:43 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
I could take it to an Apple store. Maybe I will do that.
Good to be sure of simple stuff. Yes. I connected this to a windows PC and it works -- at least as a USB 2 device.
Yes, the blue light does come on.
BUT, you gave me a big clue here ..... This is a USB issue. I just plugged it NOT into the USB 3 port on the mini but a USB 2 port on my monitor -- that is connected to the mini. BINGO. It works.
So, something with USB 3 is not supported here ...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to timfromsherwood park)
Hello, i've tested two different USB 3 Card Readers on the new Mac Mini, both don't work! Same effects.
(Sandisk imageMate allinone and Delock USB 3.0 Card Reader All in One)