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    Usb 3.0?

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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 MBP 2.3 16gb 500gb ssd
    Usb 3.0?
    So I've upgraded RAM, hard drive and battery so wondered if it is possible to fit USB 3 into my machine? If so is it worthwhile? are there any other upgrades that can be made to my machine? really pleased with its performance but trying to make it last as long as possible. TIA

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    USB 3 requires hardware/hub changes that not something that is a user upgrade. You want USB 3.0, you have to buy a Mac that supports it.
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    Usb 3.0?
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    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    I know they were available, like this one, https://www.amazon.com/Kanex-Thunder...t+1+to+usb+3.0, but because they're so old, they're not cheap, when found.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Usb 3.0?
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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac late 2012 21.5 i5 10:14. iMac 2010 27"QuadI7 OS10.13, MBPLate2011, iPad Pro10.5", iPhone5s,
    I did a search on the early 2011 MBP and it looks like it was the first MBP with a Thunderbolt port. My late 2011 does also so that adapter should work. Too bad it's so expensive or I would get one for my 2011!

    Thanks Bob for posting that. Never saw that before today.

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    Usb 3.0?
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    Your Mac's Specs
    L2014 Mac mini macOS Mojave, iPhone 8+ iOS 12, 12.9" iPad Pro 1 iOS 12, Pencil 1
    You may be able to find something used on eBay. And, even a Thunderbolt 2, should be backwards compatible with Thunderbolt on the 2011 MBP. Maybe a dock, or some type of hub?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Usb 3.0?

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    Your Mac's Specs
    2011 MBP 2.3 16gb 500gb ssd
    Thanks guys!

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    Usb 3.0?
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    Here's some interesting reading for some I came across concerning these adapters from a few years ago:
    https://www.mac-forums.com/other-har...0-adapter.html





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