5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 29, 2014 8:25 AM by pinknoize
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I have the late 2012 27 inch iMac with four USB 3.0 ports


My question is, can each of these ports run at full USB 3.0 bandwidth INDEPENDENTLY of each other?


I want to plug a device such as Kensington's SD3500v Docking Station in to one of my USB 3.0 ports and want to make sure that won't adversely affect the speed/bandwidth capability of the other free USB 3.0 ports on the back of the iMac.


Thank you for any concrete facts anyone can provide. I have been unable to find the answer on my own.


I'll be going into an Apple store tomorrow to ask a genius if I can't find the answer out online.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 24 GB RAM