USB3 for MacBook
June 21, 2012 7:05 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone have a recommendation for a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 adapter for a late-2011 17" Macbook pro?

I love my 17" Macbook Pro and now that they don't make them in 17" any more I want to keep mine for as long as possible. The only thing that would make it better is USB 3.0

I have an ExpressCard 34 slot (as well as a thunderbolt port) and I understand both offer capacity for USB 3.0. I thought the ExpressCard 34 would be ideal as I could leave the USB 3.0 installed and mounted.

But to do this I would like a card that is flush with the laptop; many seem to protrude out. More, it seems like many require their own AC power adapter, which makes portability zero.

I figure there must be a solution to this but I haven't seen any clear answers, and wondered if anyone here had success with this.
posted by arniec to Computers & Internet (2 answers total)
At least this exists - there is almost certainly cheaper vendors for it than macmall - though, despite being listed as mac accessories, I'm not 100% sure if it will work, based on the technical specs saying windows.
posted by jaymzjulian at 8:32 AM on June 21, 2012

(one quick google later: these people made it work with a third party driver. i don't know that i'd be confident that it would work forever...)
posted by jaymzjulian at 8:35 AM on June 21, 2012

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