USB 3.0 question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cfII, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. cfII macrumors regular

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    Could our current MBP be upgraded via a software update or is this a hardware issue?
     
  2. Gen macrumors 6502a

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  3. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Or Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 converter, which does not exist yet
     
  4. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

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    Short answer, nope :(
    it would require hardware that supports USB 3.0
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Apple will support USB when Intel puts it in their chipset. Currently Intel doesn't put USB 3.0 in their chipset.
     
  6. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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  7. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    it's a hardware issue, or at least till someone makes a thunderbolt to USB3 adaptor... I think thunderbolt is the only port that is fast enough to do this and maintain USB3 speeds.
     
  8. head honcho 123 macrumors 6502

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  9. JronMasteR macrumors 6502

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    The expresscard34 2.0 slot in the 17" MBP's is fast enough too. You'll get the full USB 3.0 speed with a proper card.
     

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