Usb 3.0

Discussion in 'iMac' started by photogpab, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. photogpab macrumors 6502

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    Im sorry for the incredibly dumb question, but do iMacs come equipped for USB 3.0 devices? My model is the late 2011 model (before this new thin model).

    before i buy an external hard drive i am unsure if it can take USB 3.0
     
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    I'm afraid your model only supports USB 2.0.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, your model comes with USB 2.0 ports.

    You can find specs on all Apple products:
     
  4. photogpab thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. brand macrumors 601

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    Even though your iMac only has USB2.0 the actual answer to your question is yes iMacs come equipped for USB 3.0 devices.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not true for the OP's iMac. Only 2012 Mac models support USB 3.0.
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    What I said is true. I never said that the OP's iMac supported USB3. I said that his iMac only has USB2.0 and that yes iMacs do come equipped for USB 3.0 devices. Both things I said are accurate and true.

    His question is below.

     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP was asking about their 2011 iMac. The answer to the question is, "No, all earlier iMacs, including your 2011 iMac, do not come equipped for USB 3.0 devices. Only 2012 iMacs come equipped for USB 3.0 devices." Or, if you prefer, "Yes, some iMacs come equipped for USB 3.0 devices, but not yours."
     
  9. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Mary, Mary, quite contrary.
     
  10. brand macrumors 601

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    I would agree with saying it that way.

    I answered the question just as he asked it.
     
  11. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Actually brand is correct.

    1. OP's iMac does not have USB3
    Reason: It's the 2011 model

    2. All iMacs comes shipped with USB3
    Reason: Because all currently shipped iMacs are of the 2012 model which has USB3.

    So can we move on from that? :rolleyes:
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    False. All 2012 iMacs come with USB 3.0. All earlier models, some of which ship currently as refurb models, do not.

    The OP did not ask about 2012 iMacs or currently shipped new iMacs. The OP clearly stated they were asking about their 2011 iMac, which does not support USB 3.0. It is misleading to state otherwise. Read all of the original post, in context:

     
  13. Tanax macrumors 6502a

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    Good grief, hello Mr. Police :rolleyes:
    You know, brand also said that OP's model did not have USB3, thus answering OP's question about if his model supports USB3. Lighten up.
     
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  15. Kodo1670 macrumors newbie

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    Nevertheless, OPs imac 2011 is equipped for USB3. Like every computer from the last 10 years.
    It just wont get the benefit of the speed of a USB3-interface.

    But when it comes to buy an external HD today, than of course one would buy a device with USB3. It's compatible with older USB2-hardware.
     
  16. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.
     

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