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Upgrading USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 (MacBook Pro Mid 2010)

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Does anyone know if (1), if it is possible to upgrade the USB 2.0s on the MacBook Pro (2010) to USB 3.0s? I know the new Macbooks are dropping soon with 3.0s on em, and Instead of swapping out computers entirely, I am interested in upgrading my internals as far as I can, just to keep up with the curve and to increase my Macs performance. (2) will the new hardware work with Lion? Im not sure if there would be any type of hardware-recognition issues associated with the upgrade. (3) If not, would it likely work with Mountian Lion?


And Lastly (4), How is it done? Im sure its pretty straitforward after popping off the base plate and getting a look inside the Notebook, but Im actually going to purchace new RAM to increase the speed at which my Mac runs, and new USBs, and possibly even a boosted HDD to throw inside and Instead of taking the back off so many times, I kindof wanna do it all at once.


I cant be the only one who wants to boost the USBs.


Can anyone out there answer my questions? and if so (5) which drivers would perform best with the Mac?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mid-2010 Model


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