2662 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2011 3:52 AM by The hatter
The Apple RAID card plugs in there so that it can intercept the signals there, and take over the four main Hard Drive slots. The older design required you to insert the card and plug in some connectors in that slot.
If you do not already own the Mac Pro RAID Card, feel free to use that one for your card.
Thanks for your help guys. I've sent an email to Blackmagic Design about which slot to install the Intensity Pro. If I didn't read the readme file, I would have installed it in the x16 slot just above the video card. It probably wouldn't make a difference which slot it goes in, as that's what it states in the instruction manual. But reading the readme file has made me hold off until I get an answer from Blackmagic support.
Thanks again for your help. Much appreciated.
Depends when it was written, and for which Mac Pro.
Does it support 16x slots? maybe. But slots 3&4 are 4x and #4 refers to the top most just under the hard drives.
Some cards use to run best in 8x slot which was slot #4 on early Mac Pro but which was also PCIe 1.1.
Mac Pro 2008 and later, doesn't matter.
Apple had trouble with their own Fibre Channel card not working correctly in 2008, and not working to full bandwidth.
I passed answering before because you just need to look at what your PCIe slots provide.