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How does one reconfigure their USB ports to SuperSpeed USB 3.0?

2852 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2013 10:10 AM by babowa RSS
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)

    hughrodgers wrote:

    Yeah, so I discovered that my machine - though purchased from Apple in Nov. 2012, was in fact manufactured in mid 2011, which means the ports are only USB 2.0... which is infuriating. USB on it are absurdly slow

    Then, use the FireWire one which is designed for data transfers.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,140 points)

    I agree with baltwo - go with Firewire, much faster than USB 2.

     

    Just out of curiosity: did you buy a refurb from Apple or did you buy what you thought was a current model from a reseller? Was the model you got what you thought you were getting?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,140 points)

    As long as you got what you thought you were getting (spec wise), it's ok - there were only two 'new' models: the late 2011 and the late 2012, so you seem to have gotten the 'current' model, albeit shortly before the new one was introduced.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,890 points)

    No he said he purchased it in November of 2012 The actual 2012's were released at the end of October so he didn't get a current model. He got one that was in the supply pipeline.

     

    Now if hew was told up front that that is what he was getting fine. But if he thought he was getting an actual 2012 model and the store led him to believe this then it is definitely not right and he might have a valid case.

     

    As I wrote a user in a similar situation thought was getting a just released Haswell MBP but it tuned out not to be. As with the OP here he got one that ws in the pipeline. Went back to the store and was given the correct system.

     

    And from a purely technical point while FireWire will be an improvemnt over USB 2, USB 3 is faster then FireWire.

     

    regards

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (22,140 points)

    No he said he purchased it in November of 2012 The actual 2012's were released at the end of October so he didn't get a current model. He got one that was in the supply pipeline.

     

    Ahh, wasn't sure exactly when they were introduced.....

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