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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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How to tell if your computer has USB 2.0 or 3.0 ports?

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.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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It doesn't, they only came out with macs with USB 3.0 a few months ago
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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It doesn't, they only came out with macs with USB 3.0 a few months ago
Well that was easy. Thanks!
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the black macbook must be at least half a decade old.
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Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0
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Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0
Is it fun acting superior because you don't use computers as long as the OP?
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Probably should have been asking if they were USB 1.0 or 2.0
I'm 89% sure that all Macs with Intel processors use 2.0 or 3.0 ports. 1.0 died with the G4
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Is it fun acting superior because you don't use computers as long as the OP?
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...
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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.
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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.
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