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 279 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can someone explain how 2 HDs in raid 0 and 1 storage hard drive work 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 External Hard Drive & USB 3.0 problem Forum External hard drive choice: eSATA or (USB 3.0 +EC) Forum Computer can't find 3 tb hard-drive , so can't format drive Forum Will a 6 0 gb/s hard drive work in place of 3 0 gb/s hard drive Forum Hitachi usb 3 3 TB external hard drive no work with ASrock extreme6 MB. Forum Msi p45neo2 and bios 3.0 v first release will 1tb hard drive work Forum USB 3.0 external hard drive ? Forum Error 0 xc00000e9 ; computer won't start, hard drive suspected Forum [ Hard Drives] External 7200 3.0 or Internal 5400 Forum "My Computer " does not display external USB 2. 0 hard drive Forum My computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure Forum Hitachi hard drive not recognized Forum External hard drive problem Forum Replaced a failing hard drive, now files are all corrupt! Forum How to fix bad hard disk Forum Half the speed when copying to same drive? Forum Data hard drive wtf? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !