Thunderbolt to USB3? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KittyKatta, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

    KittyKatta

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    the only a compelling reason that I want a 2012 Air vs 2011 is USB3. But now that we're seeing TB->Ethernet, TB->HDMI, TB->FireWire then would it be possible to see TB->USB3?

    I know Apple would prefer we buy the newest machines but I'm still curious if the omission is more because of marketing choices or if it's technologically impossible.

    Thanks for any input. :D
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There has been talk of that for some time now, but so far, none have appeared.
     
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    It's possible. Hang a USB3 controller off the PCIe bus on the Thunderbolt controller.
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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