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

    Oct 31, 2010
    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.

  2. sevimli macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2007
    YOu already have 2x USB3 ports, just buy thunderbolt-to-FW800 adapter and you are all set.
  3. bogatyr macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2012
    Also to add: The Apple adapter comes out next month.
  4. darrinS macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2011
    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

    Oct 31, 2010
    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

    Feb 6, 2009
  7. awer25 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2011
  8. odysseus macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    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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