Best way to add USB 3 or Firewire 800 to macbook pro retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by webstersp, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. webstersp macrumors member

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    I've ordered my macbook pro retina last tuesday and should be here betwenn july 6th and 11... I'll use it for music production with logic and I also use it for photos (amateur photograph!).

    I would like to know all the posibilities i have to add USB 3 ports with thunderbolt or Firewire 800. Are there any thunderbolt/ USB 3 Hub?
    Would love to add 2x USB 3 or 1 USB 3 and one firewire 800.



    Thanks
     
  2. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    YOu already have 2x USB3 ports, just buy thunderbolt-to-FW800 adapter and you are all set.
     
  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Also to add: The Apple adapter comes out next month.
     
  4. darrinS macrumors regular

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    Just to add to this - USB3 is very fast. That alone is a great upgrade for me since I move around big files from MBP to external hard drives.
     
  5. webstersp thread starter macrumors member

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    I already have 2x usb 3... ! for my USB Audio interface RME Babyface, and one for my external USB 3 HD (for logic projects,better to use external HD) so I can't use anything else on USB. I sometimes need to use a Alesi USB midi drum pad, a midi keyboard controler. I don't really want to pay 299$ to get time capsule when I already ahve few external hd's!

    So 3 or 4 usb 3 port and maybe one firewire 800 would be great!
    With the apple thunderbolt to firewire 800 cable I only need to find a thunderbolt to usb 3 cable!
    Since they are small they would be perfect for my portable studio!
     
  6. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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  7. awer25 macrumors 65816

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  8. odysseus macrumors member

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    For people with quad-interface external hard drives, maybe an eSATA to USB 3 adapter ($25!) would be a cheaper and faster solution?
     

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