Apple isn't planning to deliver USB 3.0 support anytime soon but fortunately Mac users are no longer left in the cold as LaCie just introduced a full lineup of USB 3.0 products for Macs:
LaCie announced today a major breakthrough, introducing industry-leading performance to Mac users with the availability of a USB 3.0 driver for Mac OS®. The driver brings the fast speeds of LaCie's USB 3.0 hard drives to Mac computers and laptops – delivering transfer rates that are more than two times faster than FireWire 800!
By downloading LaCie's USB 3.0 driver for Mac and using it in conjunction with LaCie's USB 3.0 expansion cards, Mac users can easily experience USB 3.0 speeds. Simply check your compatibility with USB 3.0, install the peripherals, and download the driver.
"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 demanding Mac users."
LaCie USB 3.0 product offerings now include:
LaCie 2big USB 3.0
LaCie d2 USB 3.0
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0
LaCie Rikiki USB 3.0
LaCie USB 3.0 PCI Express Card
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If you already have one of LaCie's USB 3.0 products and a LaCie expansion card, visit www.lacie.com/usb3mac to download the driver, get more information, or check your Mac's compatibility.