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stagmeister
Aug 17, 2012, 05:46 PM
I have a Black macbook. I want to get a new external hard drive but want to know first if I have USB 3.0 ports on my computer so that I can decide on the best drive to get (i.e. if paying more for USB 3.0 will be worth it or not). How can I tell with Mac OS X? I have Lion.



Ricky Smith
Aug 17, 2012, 05:47 PM
It doesn't, they only came out with macs with USB 3.0 a few months ago

stagmeister
Aug 17, 2012, 05:49 PM
It doesn't, they only came out with macs with USB 3.0 a few months ago

Well that was easy. Thanks!

midtownhd
Aug 18, 2012, 01:24 AM
the black macbook must be at least half a decade old.

Crazy Badger
Aug 18, 2012, 02:31 AM
Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0 :D

iBookG4user
Aug 18, 2012, 02:37 AM
Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0 :D

Is it fun acting superior because you don't use computers as long as the OP?

Orange Furball
Aug 18, 2012, 03:05 AM
Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0 :D

I'm 89% sure that all Macs with Intel processors use 2.0 or 3.0 ports. 1.0 died with the G4

Crazy Badger
Aug 18, 2012, 02:53 PM
Is it fun acting superior because you don't use computers as long as the OP?

:rolleyes: It's fun making jokes that fly over some peoples head ;) Off to check if my Commodore PET, Sharp MZ-80 or Sinclair ZX80 have any USB ports...

Braniff747SP
Aug 18, 2012, 02:56 PM
the black macbook must be at least half a decade old.

Getting there. Mine is four and a half years old.

Still works great, and was my primary computer until a couple of months ago. Still have it; it's in reserve now.

iBookG4user
Aug 18, 2012, 04:23 PM
:rolleyes: It's fun making jokes that fly over some peoples head ;) Off to check if my Commodore PET, Sharp MZ-80 or Sinclair ZX80 have any USB ports...

If you don't realize that you're blatantly trying to sound superior I don't know what to tell you.