Port Updates/Upgrades

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andylaiphoto, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. andylaiphoto macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2007
    I have a 2.66GHz iCore 7 MBP.

    I have USB 2 ports. Is there a driver update that I can download to allow my ports to run USB 3 speeds?

    Also if my MBP didn't come with a Thunderbolt port I'm SOL right? It looks like my miniDV port but I figure that it's not upgradable to a Thunderbolt port.

    Thanks for the responses.
  2. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Both Thunderbolt and USB 3 require new hardware chips to work, you can't get them on an older machine through a software/firmware update.

    Edit: Aren't the Core i5/i7 MBPs 2011 models? If yours is a 2011 model it already has Thunderbolt.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    No, there isn't.
    That's correct.
  4. midtownhd macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2012
  5. andylaiphoto thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2007

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