usb 3

  1. M

    USB 3 Dock on 2011 iMac via Thunderbolt

    Hi Guys, I'm the proud owner of a mid-2011 iMac, which I use as my daily driver (besides my 2015 MacBook Pro which already has Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3). I have a few external USB SSDs that run at full speed on my MacBook Pro, but when I connect to my iMac it's throttle down to USB 2. Since I...
  2. maverick28

    Is it possible to update or tweak the USB_A-to-HDMI adapter firmware to make it compatible with a Mac?

    I bought a USB 3.0 (USB-A) to HDMI adapter but was too late to notice it wouldn't work with Mac - Windows only; as such my Mac simply won't recognize my Sony TV. Unfortunately a return is not possible due to the damaged package, so I thought since there's the Device Firmware Update mode which is...
  3. ylluminate

    Best DisplayLink devices for M1 Mac Mini to drive 4 additional displays (6 total w/ 2 integrated)?

    Looking for an optimal DisplayLink arrangement to offer 4 total additional displays with a nice range of additional USB-A and C options. Any suggestions? I'm guessing I'll need to get two DisplayLink devices either with 2 outputs each or one with 3 outputs + 1 with 1 or 2 outputs. I'm only...
  4. J

    G Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 RAID not working with 2015 MBP via adaptor

    Hi I've been given a G-Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 RAID to edit from but it doesn't seem to work on my 2015 Macbook Pro. I've got a 2015 MBP running Mojave. I've tried using a USB-C to USB-3 cable from the RAID into my MBP but no luck. I then found a Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C (I think, it might...
  5. haralds

    USB Audio Issues with Zoom and Logitech Brio

    I am hooked via a PCIe USB 3 card and some USB 3 hubs to a Logitech Brion and also some Altec Lansing speakers. Worked great on all previous systems but the late Betas of Big Sur have created a big stutter - useless. Has anybody seen this? Any idea for fixes? The Bio needs USB 3 for its full HD...
  6. haralds

    USB 3 Media stutter

    I have a PCiE card providing USB 3 and have a couple of hubs with a Brio 3 Logitech webcam and an Altec Lansing speaker. This works great on Catalina and earlier, but with Big Sur beta 10 video and audio "stutter." Has anybody else seen anything similar.
  7. S

    Firewire2 enclosure connected to USB3 port on iMac

    I have a four bay enclosure (hard drives) with two Thunderbolt 2 connections. The T2 connections are the only ones on the enclosure. It is connected to my 2017 iMac Thunderbolt 3 port via an adapter cable. The 4 drives inside are each 6TB spinning 3.5" drives. I have a dock but it has no T2...
  8. D

    iMac (late 2013) boot from usb slow

    Hi everyone I have a 27'' iMac - late 2013 currently running: - Intel Core i5 4570 3.2 GHz - 16 GB DDR3 - 1 TB HDD (I can't remember if it's 5400 or 7200 rpm) Due to slowness I've recently attempted to boot from an external SSD (Samsung T5) using USB 3.0 rather than running off the slow hard...
  9. S

    USB 3 Cable to HDMI

    Hello! I wonder if anyone could give me some advice please I’m looking to purchase an additional monitor to extend my iMac to work on two screens.. sadly I can’t afford another Mac screen . My iMac is 2014 and I’ve been told that I need a none charging USB 3(A) to HDMI cable or adapter.. I’m...
  10. I

    iPad 2019 iPad Air Does NOT Support USB 3.0

    USB 3 speeds are supported only on iPad Pro. I was hoping this statement was not true, because it's 2019 and this a new iPad but looks like it is. I chatted with Apple Support and they could not confirm that the latest iPad Air supports USB 3. It was surprising that they did not have technical...
  11. I

    Are the MM 2018/14/12 USB ports created equal?

    ... and there is no difference which one to connect your DAC to?;)
  12. C

    Thunderbolt 2 - USB-A adapter/cable

    Hello all, Does anybody know if: Thunderbolt 2 to USB-A cables ever existed? I can't find any online and that seems strange. There a plenty of Thunderbolt 3 to USB A cables but I can't find anything for thunderbolt 2. I want one because I've already used up my two USB A ports on my MacBook...
  13. P

    Upgrading Mac Pro to USB 3.0

    Hello all, I am currently looking at a few cards to update a Mac Pro 2006 and 2009 to USB 3.0. Both have been flashed with the 2.1 and 5.1 firmware respectively. The cards that I am looking at are as follows...
  14. J

    Ethernet port to use it like usb 3 on 13 in Mid 2009 MacBook Pro?

    Hi everyone! I would like to use a SSD to improve my MacBook speed ( for music production and photoshop proposes). Anyways, I read that to have a full perfomance for an SSD you must have a USB 3 connection/port. My Mac doesn't have that one so I was wondering if I can use my Ethernet port to...
  15. emranzafar

    Macbook Air 13" 2015 SSD storage to USB

    Hey All, I have recently spilled water on my Macbook Air 2015 and it is gone. How can I use the flash storage from that mac book to my other Macbook Pro? Is there a device where I can insert the flash storage and use it as a Flash Drive? I would really appreciate your help. Thanks, Imran
  16. Q

    Installed USB 3 in iMac 2009 - but only getting USB 2 speeds

    Hello, I followed the instructions from "" which were limited but gave me a lot of hope. But, after doing it all I find myself with 2 more USB 2 ports. Basically the system identifies a USB 3...
  17. Mr West

    MBP 2017 Unexplained slow write speeds to flash drives

    Hey guys Can anyone help me with the problem I'm currently facing: My Macbook Pro (2017) writes extremely slow to USB flash drives. I have tried 3 different USB 3.0 flash drives (only one encrypted) and they all drop down to less than 30mb/s. However using the same flash drives on a Surface...
  18. imrazor

    Thunderbolt 1/2 to USB 3.0 Hub (not USB-C)

    Got an older Mac that I want to hook some newer devices up to. I've only seen a couple of adapters and they only added one USB 3.0 type A port for around $75. Anybody know of some cheaper adapters/hubs? P.S. Why are these things so rare and expensive?
  19. M

    Inconsistent transfer speeds

    Hi! Hopefully this is the right place to post this. I have been transferring data from a CF card to my iMac and the speeds have been really weird. So the first transfer was in the 60GB range and took about 30minutes. I put in another card (exact same brand and model (Sandisk Extreme Pro 128GB))...
  20. Аррlе

    USB sticks invisible

    Since several months I have used two USB3 Sandsik sticks. I used them today normally. Unfortunatelly they stopped working when I inserted them again today, not showing up, neither visible via Disk Utility. Other USB sticks work OK (yet they are USB 2). I inserted them into one PC Linux, they...