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Many Mac users have been wondering when USB 3.0 will be adopted by Apple, and it now appears that 3rd party manufacturers are taking matters into their own hands. Today, LaCie announced that they will be bringing some USB 3.0 goodies to the Mac in the form of several hard drives and an express card that will allow those drives to connect to your Mac.
According to the LaCie news release, the following drives now have USB 3.0 ports:
And to hook these USB 3.0 drives to your Mac, LaCie is offering two solutions. For notebook users, you can now purchase a USB 3.0 ExpressCard/34 on the order of $59.99, or MacPro users can purchase a PCI Express Card for $49.99.
To take advantage of the faster speeds of USB 3.0, you will also need to download the USB 3.0 driver from the LaCie website. This driver allows for transfer speeds at almost twice the speed of FireWire 800 devices.
“LaCie is excited to bring full USB 3.0 compatibility to our Mac customers,” said Marketing Director Minh Lê. “This milestone demonstrates LaCie’s industry leadership and longtime commitment to delivering the best performance possible to our valued Mac users.”
You can read more about the LaCie announcement on their website.
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