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will a SATA III- 6 Gb/s HHD work with my old iMac?

I have a WD1002FAEX SATA 3 HHD from a crash PC. Is it compatible with my old iMac EMC 2118? The data transfer rate default is 6 Gb/s. Do I have to reduce it to 3 Gb / s with the jumper settings to work?

Model iMac 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo

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Yes, you will most likely have to set the jumpers down. You will know as soon as you try to format it with Disk Utilities.

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Thanks for your help. In the end I installed a WD Caviar Green 2TB (WD 20 EARX). I lowered the rate to 3 Gb / s with a jumper and the computer has recognized the hard drive perfectly. ¡¡Fantastic!!, has gained greatly in speed.

Before I cloned the hard drive in an external box with Carbon Copy Cloner.

Thanks to iFixit tutorial installation was possible without difficulty.

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For this iMac haing the latest drivers it should regognize up to 3 Gb/s

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Thanks for your help. In the end I installed a WD Caviar Green 2TB (WD 20 EARX). I lowered the rate to 3 Gb / s with a jumper and the computer has recognized the hard drive perfectly. ¡¡Fantastic!!, has gained greatly in speed.

Before I cloned the hard drive in an external box with Carbon Copy Cloner.

Thanks to iFixit tutorial installation was possible without difficulty.

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