why the last computers comes with usb 2 and nt 3?

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i m new at the mac world i was looking to buy a new mac and i was looking at mini mac and even mac pro all of them come with usb 2 !!!
how come? that is old !!
it should be usb 3.
other question what is i buy a mini mac and the hdd dies?
how can i install the new OS at the new hdd if it does nt come with the dvd?
 
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I think i remember hearing that USB 3 support would not happen till Ivy Bridge processors which are supposed to be in the next round.
If out of warranty you either fix it or pay someone else see Tom's Hardware.
You can't load anything older than Lion on the new ones and its only available 2 ways by
USB Thumb drive or App Store download.
 
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Yes, the IvyBridge processors will have USB3 built in. Currently USB3 is an add on, and for the mini it wasn't done.
 

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Also keep in mind that Apple decided to go with Thunderbolt rather than USB 3 at the time. And, we don't know for certain if Apple will support USB 3 on the next round of machines.
 
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Also keep in mind that Apple decided to go with Thunderbolt rather than USB 3 at the time. And, we don't know for certain if Apple will support USB 3 on the next round of machines.

given the built in support for USB 3 in IvyBridge it is likely they will.
 
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Likely, but not certain. Either way, Thunderbolt > USB 3 convertors will likely be available soon.. oh and I think I'll skip that, in favor of thunderbolt drives (cept for a CF card reader, since fw800 ones seem to be abandoned).
 

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