Sometimes you get lucky and you buy an instant classic without knowing it. This is the case when you own an older MacBook Pro with ExpressCard 34 slot. This makes it possible to upgrade the machine with two USB 3.0 ports.

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Older Macs normally have only USB 2.0, FireWire and from a certain year on Thunderbolt. The port you want to have though is USB 3.0. If you got a MacBook Pro 15″ made between February 2006 to Late 2008 or a 17″ one made from 2006 to June 2011, you find an ExpressCard slot on the left side. We will use it to retrofit USB 3.0 in seconds.

USB 3.0 upgrade in seconds.

All you need is a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 from Nano Tech, our partner and provider of special upgrade parts for older Macs. For a little more than 30 US-Dollars you will get the card, that fits exactly in the MacBook’s slot. What else there is you have to do you ask? Nothing! Just slide it in, done! The chipset is natively supported by OS X and now macOS, so this is a real plug and play solution.


MacBook Pro mit USB 3.0

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