OS X + XP do not recognize USB ports as Hi-Speed (2.0)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by therapistfinder, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. therapistfinder macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2008
    I just got the new MBP yesterday and while transferring files from a flash drive, OS X told me that I should plug it into a high speed USB (2.0) port in order to decrease transfer time. I tried both ports and got the same message. I went ahead and did the transfer anyway (took about 40 minutes for about 1.5 gb to finish). At first I thought that there might have been some compatibility issues with my flash drive in OS X so I tried another flash drive and got the same result. I then tried both in Windows XP and again, same thing. Is there something wrong with how my software is recognizing the USB ports? Because there is no way in hell that Apple decided to put two 1.0 ports in a MBP...
  2. therapistfinder thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2008
    Ok, apparently my computer does not have a Hi-Speed USB host controller which according to several websites is a hardware upgrade?

    How is this possible??? Has anyone else had problems with the USB ports in the new MBP?
  3. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Could you maybe try a different flash drive? If it does the same thing, I would call Apple. It could very well be a software issue.
  4. mrbrown macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    With Windows, I could see it being a software issue (like not having a High-Speed USB 2.0 Controller in Device Manager, etc.)... not so much with Mac OS X.

    I would do what the first replier suggested - try it with another flash drive and if that doesn't resolve the issue, call Apple. There is definitely nothing but USB 2.0 ports in the MBP.
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    :apple: > About this Mac > More Info ... > Hardware > USB

    When you plug the flash drives in, you should be able to look at the device under the USB section. And the connection speed the OS is seeing.

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