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    Is my Mid 2012 MBP fitted with USB3 ?
    hi All, I have had it from two different Apple Store techies a different answer to my question.

    Is my Mac Book Pro 15" Mid 2012 fitted with USB 3 ?

    And how do I find out ?

    I have a USB3 "My Passport" 2TB portable drive which has a USB3 input socket, the cable it came with has a USB 2 plug on the other end, so it can be used on a computer with only USB2, making it downward compatible .

    So please do MacBookPro's with USB3 have a USB3 socket in them which will not accept a USB2 plug ?.

    Has anybody got an explanation please ?

    Tim

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    Head for everymac.com to find out just about everything hardware wise for every mac.

    Try this link - scroll down to physical differences and a couple of videos they have.
    But, according to my understanding:
    A USB 3 port (female) will accept a USB 2 plug (male).
    A USB 2 port (female) will not accept a USB 3 plug (male).

    (Will = is suppose to)
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    thanks "bobtomay" that site is very informative

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ss7oo7h51h...2018.09.26.png

    that screenshot also shows the answer to my question, thanks.

    tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmy_toad View Post
    ,,,
    that screenshot also shows the answer to my question, thanks.

    tim


    I'm so use to having to go look up other people's hardware specs, seems I always forget to let folks know about checking in 'About This Mac' for their own hardware. Thanks for the reminder.
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    Thanks

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