2010 upgrade question.

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Heateris, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Heateris macrumors member

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    Is it possible to upgrade a 2010 mini to USB 3.0 or thunderbolt?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as USB 3.0 is not yet implemented in Intel's chipsets and TB needs an extra chip.

    Is Firewire 800 and Gigabit Ethernet too slow for your needs?
     
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Some one gave you a minus and I evened it out by giving you a plus.

    the 2010 has 2 strong points

    1 it runs snow leopard

    2 it has a dvd player.

    It has many weak points so ask your self two questions do I want snow leopard? and do I want a built-in dvd player?

    If both questions are yes keep the 2010 mac mini or buy a used 2011 macbook pro from February look for one on ebay. If you don't want snow leopard or a dvd player get rid of the 2010 and get a new one.
     
  4. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

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    no.
     
  5. Heateris thread starter macrumors member

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    I need to buy a new external hard drive and I'm fearing the long first back-up via USB 2.0.
     
  6. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Firewire 800 is a faster alternative.
     

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