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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Vairamuthu, Mar 14, 2013.
Just want to know. Is it possible to upgrade usb3 on MBA 2011 13"?
The internal USB ports cannot be upgraded or changed in any way.
No, the USB controller is part of the MBA's motherboard.
More precisely it's part of the Platform Controller Hub so even if you had a lot of fancy equipment you couldn't do a chip swap.
You could however purchase either the Belkin or Matrox Thunderbolt docks as they provide USB 3:
For what you get, both totally over-priced IMHO
Short answer: Not possible.
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...