USB 3.0 on 2010 MBP ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mjoshi123, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. mjoshi123 macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2010
    I found this on Newegg and as per review it says it improves USB 2.0 speed to USB 3.0 level. Is it possible to finally have USB 3.0 on 2010 MBP ?

    I'm looking for highspeed data transfer between MBP and external HDD, preferably in 2.5" form factor.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It will not work with USB 2.0 ports, as it only enables USB 3.0 on the HDD not the computer you connect it to.
    If you want a fast external, you may need to invest in FW800 HDDs.

    EDIT: I just saw the ExpressCard with it, but as there are no USB 3.0 drivers for Mac OS X, thus it will not work.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Is that an expresscard34 or not? I can't tell from the picture and it isn't mentionned. If it is, and you have an expresscard slot on your computer, then yes, I don't see why this wouldn't work.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Because even expresscards need device drivers. And OS X doesn't have the required device drivers currently.
  5. Heavertron macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    I went the esata via express card route, and it's not worth the expense in my opinion. FW800 is plenty fast for my uses.
  6. mjoshi123 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2010
    Okay I need to clarify little bit more I've 2010 MBP 13 and I dont see any place fro expresscard on it - am I missing something ?
  7. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    no only the 17" has express card.

    even if it did have express card, it wouldn't work at this time.

    laCie is releasing an express card that will add usb 3 to mac later this year.

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