Adding USB 3.0 card to desktop PC

  Gummomarx 13:21 20 Feb 2018
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I want to add USB 3.0 capability to my desktop PC. How will I know which card to buy in terms of compatibility with the machine (HP Workstation xw8400 Base Unit)?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:38 20 Feb 2018

click here should fit and comes with a molex power cable adaptor

  wee eddie 15:12 20 Feb 2018

I am just wondering if USB 3 is a step too far for Windows XP

  Govan1x 16:04 20 Feb 2018

Have to agree with wee eddie it may be a step to far for an XP computer.

  Govan1x 16:22 20 Feb 2018

Reading Fruit Bat /\0/\ click here it does say compatible with XP but it also says this.

Notice: Windows XP and Vista Users Please Note: Due to OS limitations, the real transfer speed after installation of the respective drivers will be located between the level of USB 2.0 and 3.0.

So I suppose is it worth the expense probably not.

But if Fruit Bat /\0/\ says that it will work it probably will.

  beeuuem~2 18:27 20 Feb 2018

I see no reason why it shouldn't work. These are the results SanDisk Extreme 64 GB USB Flash Drive USB 3.0 in XP src and W7 src

  beeuuem~2 18:29 20 Feb 2018

  Gummomarx 19:27 20 Feb 2018

Thanks very much for your kind considerations - particularly indebted to *Fruit Bat /\0/*.

PS: I've been running Win 7 successfully on the PC.

  Govan1x 23:18 20 Feb 2018

I make it your computer is about 12 years old so hope it works ok for you.

  Gummomarx 11:44 21 Feb 2018

It still flies along, thanks.

  Gummomarx 13:22 21 Feb 2018

One more thing - I have several USB extension cables - will they inhibit the expected USB 3.0 speed levels? Or, do I need to buy USB 3.0 extensions?

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