- Apr 3, 2005
Is there any USB 3.0 support in Mountain?
You need hardware to support that, not an OS. Ivy Bridge will bring it over.
The current Macs support it. Apple simply refuses to include it in lieu of Thunderbolt. I have no idea why as USB 3.0 is completely backwards compatible. You can plug any USB 2.0 device to the 3.0 and it'll work all the same. Makes no sense for them not to use it since everyone could still use their devices.
That's incorrect. The current Macs do not have USB 3 support because Sandy Bridge does not have native USB 3 support. Ivy Bridge will have USB 3.
You'd need to add a card or an external adapter since there's no chip built-in in Sandy Bridge.