I called cust, support Caldigit and they had no idea what I was saying, so they offered to get back to me the following day. I don’t work for CalDigit. Currently I reboot the computer every time I eject the external drives. So unless you really must have USB 3. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope.

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Pops out of the slot far too easily. The card was never able to mantain the drive connected to the computer for more than a couple minutes at a time, I tried through usb hubs, ussb3.0 to the computer and with the extra power cables connected to both the card and the drive. Works under Mavericks and above I believe.

With new USB 3. Where to buy a ExpressCard 34 with the FL chipset: If the limit caldigir ExpressCard is 2. Mike Scott, I appreciate that the bus might not achieve full speed, but I would think that the speed would be much higher than USB 2.

The thing is, there’s still one issue – when I eject the drives and take out the card, the driver seems to go into a kind of loop – the system will not see the drives again if I re-insert the card, and if the computer is put to sleep it will not wake up. I was able to transfer 10GB in less than usb30. minutes. This is ubs3.0 for bus powered portable devices, like 2. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


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All components, from the card to the cable, have been tested using a special oscilloscope to ensure optimum performance. Epxresscard have set permissions of the kext and used Drive utils to repair permissions to ensure correct permissions. However, keep monitoring the situation for future versions of Mac OS X, in case the list of supported Macs changes if they drop those Macs with FL support and therefore leave out the driver for it in future versions of the OS to focus maintenance costs on hardware that they choose to support.

They have tested it on other brands as well as their own. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. There is a version of the kext for Yosemite here. Post as a guest Name.

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Edit Updated question to say “near to” USB 3. Questions on Super User are expected to relate to computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined by the community. Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Works with a few issues on the Mac I’m using expresscaard in a Macbook Pro 17 i7 system.


Sign up using Facebook. I emailed and then telephoned their support in the US, from the UK! No Longer Available Update Location close. The only instances they are aware of are where a bus-powered very large capacity i. Other copy tests indicated at least 2 times faster with many files to copy, so I’d expect the overhead of multiple files reduces the performance.

Open the Terminal from the menu bar Step 2: I find that I have to ussb3.0 up with the drive already connected to reliably get USB 3. I’ll certainly accept this if it’s true but please cite references. I know the post is a bit old, but so is my 17″ macBookPro. So unless you really must have USB 3.

That was their intention to implement USB3. Looks like the CalDigit is the best option – there is no deliberate proprietary lock down with their USB 3. Rated 1 out of 5 by cabs from Doesn’t work, Caldigit’s poor cust serv.