Translation of Term, USB specs?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by garycurtis, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. garycurtis macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    Los Angeles & Northern California
    I'm waiting in the wings to go modern, and get the new iMac.

    There are hundreds of postings about it. My two questions are:

    a) what does BTO refer to?

    b) my ext HD for backup is a 1Tb LaCie. USB/Fw400/Fw800/eSata. Currently using eSata for connection. What happens to performance when I connect a USB 3 cable to USB 2 device?

    I'm taken aback by all the dissatisfaction expressed on the iMac forum.

  2. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    a) BTO = Built To Order. Meaning you customize it how you want to.

    b.) It slows to USB 2 speeds.
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Don't forget that a lot of the dissatisfaction right now is due to people upset with the Apple event...they are outraged that X didn't happen or Y did happen or god knows what else.

    also people who are content tend not to start threads.

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