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 259 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: ForumCan someone explain how 2 HDs in raid 0 and 1 storage hard drive work ForumUSB 3.0 external hard drive to eSata port on computer ForumUSB 3.0 external hard drive to eSata port on computer ForumExternal Hard Drive & USB 3.0 problem ForumExternal hard drive choice: eSATA or (USB 3.0 +EC) ForumComputer can't find 3 tb hard-drive , so can't format drive ForumWill a 6 0 gb/s hard drive work in place of 3 0 gb/s hard drive ForumHitachi usb 3 3 TB external hard drive no work with ASrock extreme6 MB. ForumMsi p45neo2 and bios 3.0 v first release will 1tb hard drive work ForumUSB 3.0 external hard drive ? ForumError 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 ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumHitachi hard drive not recognized ForumExternal hard drive problem ForumReplaced a failing hard drive, now files are all corrupt! ForumHow to fix bad hard disk ForumHalf the speed when copying to same drive? ForumData hard drive wtf? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !