USB 3.0 solution for older MacBooks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by spon1080, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. spon1080 macrumors newbie

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    My 2010 MBP only has USB 2.0 and no express card slot to fit an adaptor (works great on my 2006 MBP by the way) However have come up with idea. I have a thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor with is obviously capable of high speed transfer rates and 2 way traffic. If I buy a USB 3.0 to HDMI connector which does the same and connect the 2 together, in theory it should give me a usb 3.0 connection via the Thunderbolt port. Total cost £20 verses £80 for a thunderbolt hub. Anyone know whether this will work?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    2010 MacBook pros don't have thunderbolt. I'm guessing you have a 2011 or newer model.

    I don't think what you're suggesting will work.
     
  3. kazibole macrumors member

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    That will not work. If you are sure you have a Thunderbolt port (and not just a Mini Displayport), just about the only way that will work is to get a Thunderbolt dock with USB 3.0 ports.
     
  4. spon1080 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No you're right - just checked the specs and it's a mini display port not thunderbolt!
     

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