Old external drive with new USB-c cable to new MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by johannnn, May 12, 2017.

  1. johannnn macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2009
    I'm likely buying a 2016 MBP.
    I have some old 3.5" and 2.5" external drives with normal USB cables.
    Can I just buy a new cable (mini-USB to USB-C) and connect to the MBP?
    Do I lose any performance with this solution? Compared to buying a new drive that comes with a USB-C cable.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    You can do what your describing.

    As for performance it really depends on the drive and what spec it is. You won't lose the current performance if that's the question though

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