Is there a way to adapt older PCI cards to newer computers?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by isfein, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. isfein

    isfein Guest

    So I'm trying to put my old ProTools HD system in a new computer and the PCI card slots are different. I was wondering if there was any sort of adaptor or work around to get the cards to work in the newer mac. The computers are-
    Power Mac G4 trying to put the protools system into a PowerMac G5 quad.

    Obviously this is so I can have protools on the newer machine without having to buy new $10,000 PCI cards, thanks so much!
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    There's an upgrade path from the pci to pcie.

    http://akmedia.digidesign.com/news/docs/US_Canada_HD_Accel_Exchange_Retail_Jan_08_43705.pdf

    Otherwise, you might want to search for an external pci box:

    http://www.magma.com/products/pci/1PCI/index.html

    Not sure if that will work with the HD cards though.
     

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