USB-A ports on 2017 iMac

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  1. Azenha, Jun 16, 2017
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    Azenha macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know if the four USB type A ports on the back of the 2017 27 inch iMac support USB 3.1 gen 2 (10 gbps) speeds?
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    I believe they are only gen 1. Only the USB C ports support the faster connection. If I'm not mistaken, Apple said so during the keynote. Though I may be misremembering
     
  3. dborod, Jun 16, 2017
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  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    Huh?
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    You are correct. See this page.
     
  6. dborod macrumors regular

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    I responded, but was factually incorrect, edited my comment to 'never mind' and then re-edited it to contain the correct info.
     
  7. Azenha thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply SaSaSushi. I had already seen that page and it was the reason i was hoping that the USB-A ports on the 2017 iMac would support USB 3.1 gen 2... because they do mention in the "What is USB" section that USB 3.1 gen 2 can transfer data at up to 10 Gbps (referring to USB-A, as they have another section regarding USB-C).

    It stands to reason that if Apple explicitly mentions that USB-A could transfer data at 10 Gbps then their latest Mac sporting USB-A ports would support those speeds...

    But you're all probably right, as Apple itself only refers to the USB-A ports as simply "four USB 3 ports" on the iMac specs page at https://www.apple.com/lae/imac/specs/
     

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