3 0 hard drive will it work on my computer? Tags: Hard Drives Computer External Hard Drive Storage Last response: April 25, 2012 2:53 PM in Storage Share Canadian April 25, 2012 4:27:55 AM I have a 3.0 USB external hard drive but my older computer is not 3.0. What do I need for my computer to access the faster 3.0 speed? More about : hard drive work computer WyomingKnott a c 302 G Storage April 25, 2012 2:53:54 PM A USB 3.0 controller card and cable. It uses additional wires over 2.0; nothing can make a 2.0 port run at 3.0 speeds. Your older computer will access the drive perfectly well, but only at USB 2.0 speeds. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , as an example, for a full-size machine. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , as an example, for a notebook. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources USB 3.0 Hard Drive not detected after computer starts up Forum Toshiba External Hard drive wont work on USB 3.0 but will on 2.0 Forum Toshiba HDTB105EK3AA 500GB Stor.E Basics USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive Black: Not working Forum Will a 6 0 gb/s hard drive work in place of 3 0 gb/s hard drive Forum Hard Drive Not Working with 3.0 Port Forum USB 3.0 External Hard Drive makes my computer make usb disconnecting noise constantly Forum Msi p45neo2 and bios 3.0v first release will 1tb hard drive work Forum USB 2.0/3.0 problem? External hard drive stopped working. Forum USB 3.0 external hard drive to eSata port on computer Forum USB 3.0 external hard drive to eSata port on computer Forum Will usb 3.0 work with sata 1.5gbs hard drives Forum Solvedi have a Samsung 1TB external portable hard drive 3.0 Forum SolvedIs 3.5" Toshiba 1TB SATA 3.0 DT01ABA100V Hard Drive Disk compatible with Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0? Forum SolvedComputer Refuses to Work without Original Hard Drive Forum SolvedExternal USB 3.0 Hard Drive - MBR Gone? Forum SolvedUSB 3.0 won't recognize 4TB External Hard drive Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive USB 3.0 slow speed Forum SolvedOpening a Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive (STBV3000100) Forum SolvedMoving USB 3.0 Ext Hard Drive to Internal? Forum SolvedWD External Hard Drive Usb 3.0 randomly disconnecting and very slow transfer rate Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !