Can I add USB 2.0 to 5 yr old MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by RNoel, May 5, 2012.

  1. RNoel macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    I need a good quality webcam. It seems most better webcams have USB 2.0. My MacBook has USB 1.1 (Profiler says 12 MB/sec max). One site said adding USB 2.0 was possible but they were talking about PCs.

    So, is it possible to add a USB 2.0 card to my late 2007 MacBook? ...or is it necessary? Will a good HD webcam work on USB 1.1? ...and what is the best webcam for a mac (must work on Skype)? I would use the built in iSight but need a zoom. ....I know, too many questions .....HELP
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Nope. But your 2007 MacBook should have USB 2.0
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
  4. RNoel thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    Can I add USB 2.0 to 2007 MacBook?

    I don't see ref. to USB 2.0 in Profiler. It does say max speed 12MB/sec and another source said that speed indicated USB 1.1 What am I not seeing? Will a HD webcam work with my MacBook?
  5. iMacC2D, May 7, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    Edit: According to, even by MacBook (2,1) has 2 USB 2.0 ports. Part of me thought it was one 1.1 and one 2.0, but guess I was wrong.

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