Thank you for the great information.
You mentioned that I must install the new driver in order for it to work.
The driver for the External HDD I assume you are referring to, which comes with the HDD?
e.g. SES Driver for Western Digital or GoFlex Driver for Seagate.
A device drive for the OS, to get a better USB 3.0 compatibility.
Sometimes the driver doesn't come with the device and you may need to download it.
It's going to mention it in whatever piece of paper comes with the drive.
There's a second thing to do if you want more speed and that is to put a PCMCIA USB controller in your laptop. http://www.singular.com.cy/m-cab-usb-adapter-cardbus-us...
The thing is, you'd need to know your laptop's PCMCIA compatibility. The one in the link may not work on newer laptops if they have the new PC express ports instead of PCMCIA.
I will check the web site for driver downloads, if the drivers aren't pre bundled.
Also thank you for the suggestion of the PCMCIA USB controller, if i should want more speed until i make the upgrade.