10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 4:56 PM by MikePolinske
MikePolinske Level 1 Level 1

I'm really considering upgrading from my 15" MacBookPro mid-2009 but I am concerned about how I can best utilize the limited number of ports that I would have.


Here is what I currently have attached to my MBP:

  • WIN TV 950 so that I can watch my local TV channels (via USB)
  • 1 TB Iomega eGo for my Time Machine backup (via FireWire 800)
  • 500 GB WD Mybook portable for the TV programs I record and for testing Mountain Lion (attached via FireWire to the Iomega drive)
  • my Ipad and ipod touch I also plug into a USB port


Because I still use optical media (CDs and DVDs) I will be getting the Apple USB Superdrive


I am thinking of replacing the 2 Firewire drives with a 2 TB USB 3.0 drive,since there is no Firewire port, but I'm still short on USB ports.


Any suggestions on how I can connect these peripherals to the new MBP Retina?



MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by Grant Bennet-Alder on Jun 16, 2012 4:02 PM Solved



Belkin (revised)


expected availablility: September