USB3.0 external hard disk is support in normal desktop Tags: Hard Drives Support Desktops USB3 Storage Last response: October 27, 2012 1:05 PM in Storage Share delta_sandman October 27, 2012 5:53:45 AM hi! I m thinking of buying a new external hard disk for my desktop. So is it require some different port in desktop for usb 3 or the traditional usb port are enough. More about : usb3 external hard disk support normal desktop phil22 a c 79 G Storage October 27, 2012 1:05:21 PM The actual shape & size of the port is exactly the same whether it be USB 1.1, USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 USB 3.0 devices are almost always compatible with USB 2.0 systems, but the device will only transfer data at the speed associated with USB 2.0 To be on the safe side, check the packaging or the online description of any USB 3.0 device to make sure it's also compatible with USB 2.0, though I've yet to see one that isn't. And in any case, since you have a desktop PC you can always install a PCI USB 3.0 card to take advantage of a USB 3.0 drive's better performance. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Samsung s2 usb3.0 external hard disk does not want to open Forum I am not able to open 'Seagate External Back up plus 1TB hard disk' on desktops Forum External Hard Disk freezes on laptop when watching video but not on desktop computer Forum external hard disk supported tv Forum Hi. I have an ACER external hard drive model # AH263 USB3.0. The light comes on when I plug it into any pc. It makes a loud be Forum Which external hard drive - WD MyBook Essentials USB3.0 2TB or Samsung Story Sta Forum SolvedHow to create Win 7 boot disk with external drive support Forum Solvednew laptop hard disk noise ... is this normal ? Forum SolvedFiles are Missing from Newly created external HDD from Laptop Hard disk Forum Solvedinstall system to new computer from external hard disk Forum SolvedBest External Hard Disk Forum SolvedExternal hard disk not performing as it should Forum SolvedExternal Hard Disk not initialized, Data Recovery needed Forum SolvedEverything was normal with my seagate hard disk at night, after completing my work I switch it off and the next day when I try Forum SolvedExternal Hard drive not showing up in 'My Computer', and 'Disk Management' Forum Solvedexternal hard disk Forum SolvedLooking for a best 1tb internal desktop hard disk wd or seagate Forum Solvedhow can i recover my data for my external hard disk. it can be access but only shown file0000.chk Forum SolvedExternal hard disk not accessible Forum SolvedExternal Hard disk won't load. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !