System Configuration

KONA MAC System Configuration

KONA for Mac Supported System Configurations

The AJA engineering, QA and technical support teams have determined the optimum slot placement for the AJA KONA cards in the Apple MacPro. In order to assure proper functionality, the card should be seated in the slot specified by AJA.


Expansion Slot Placement for: Mac Pro 2008-2013 (includes Nehalem and Westmere versions)



Expansion Slot Placement for: Mac Pro 2008-2013 (includes Nehalem and Westmere versions)

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For optimal performance of the KONA LHe card AJA recommends slot 2. See Option 1 for slot placement. The KONA 3/3G and LHi operate properly in slots 2 and 3.

Option 1
Slot 4 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 3 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x KONA 4/3/3G/LHi/LHe
Slot 1 PCI-e 16x GPU

Option 2
Slot 4 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 3 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) KONA 4/3/3G/LHi
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x Empty/Storage
Slot 1 PCI-e 16x GPU


Expansion Slot Placement for: MacPro (pre-2008)



Expansion Slot Placement for: MacPro (pre-2008)

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If you are unsure of the slot configuration as used in your machine, it can be determined by using the Expansion Slot Utility application. This application is found in the following directory location on your Mac Pro: System/Library/CoreServices. The correct configuration is with the slots configured as follows:

x4 for slot 4
x4 for slot 3
x1 for slot 2
x16 for slot 1

To see an image of the appropriate selection in the Expansion Slot Utility application,
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Option 1
Slot 4 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) Empty/Storage
Slot 3 PCI-e 16x (Set to 4x) KONA 3/3G/LHi/LHe
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x (Set to 1x) Empty
Slot 1 PCI-e 16x GPU


Expansion Slot Placement for: XServe Intel (2008)



Expansion Slot Placement for: XServe Intel (2008)

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AJA only supports the PCIe version of the KONA cards in slot 2 of the 2008 Intel XServe. The PCI-X versions of the KONA cards (KONA3X, KONALH) should not be used in the 2008 Intel XServe.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCIe / PCI-X Empty / Storage
Slot 2 PCI-e 16x KONA 3/3G/LHi/LHe


Expansion Slot Placement for: XServe Intel (pre-2008)



Expansion Slot Placement for: XServe Intel (pre-2008)

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AJA only supports the PCI-X and PCI versions of the KONA cards in slot 1 of the Intel XServe. The PCIe versions of the KONA cards should not be used in the Intel XServe. The AJA PCI-X and PCI cards (KONA3X, KONALH) can be used in the Apple Intel XServe with the Apple PCI-X riser, P/N 922-7860.

Option 1
Slot 1 PCI-X 133 KONA3X / KONA LH
Slot 2 PCI-e 8x Empty / Storage