Port Updates/Upgrades

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

  1. andylaiphoto macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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

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