USB 3 Upgrade on MBA 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Vairamuthu, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Vairamuthu macrumors member

    Vairamuthu

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    Hi guys,

    Just want to know. Is it possible to upgrade usb3 on MBA 2011 13"?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The internal USB ports cannot be upgraded or changed in any way.
     
  3. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    No, the USB controller is part of the MBA's motherboard.
     
  4. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

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  5. johnnyturbouk macrumors demi-god

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  6. hackerwayne macrumors 6502a

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    Short answer: Not possible.
     
  7. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

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    True, I really wish those had been a bit cheaper. I would like a TB dock that included an active DisplayPort hub so I could power both of my external DVI monitors from the internal graphics chip (I'm using a DisplayLink USB 2.0 adapter).

    Except for the two products I listed...
     

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