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Changed hard drive but OS gives error on installation

I've tried to change my old 120GB hdd with a new 500GB Sata 2 hdd, and the OSX snow leopard always fail. but when I re-install snow leopard on the original hdd it installs without a fuss, so I placed the new hdd in an enclosure and it installed perfectly, why can't the OS install with the hdd inside of the imac?

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Sounds like your new hard drive is to fast, it probably needs to be jumpered down to 1.5 Gb/s. Do a web search for the name of your drive and jumpers to find the correct settings.

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I did jumper it down still experienced issues after, but why would it work when connected via usb?

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My HDD is WD5000AVDS http://www.wdc.com/global/products/specs... will this work?

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Here are the settings.. Just saying you are having issues doesn't tell me enough to help you.

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The settings of my imac are, 2.16GHz core 2 duo processor, 4GB* HDD size 160GB(original HDD) new HDD 500GB trying to install snow leopard.

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What are the specific nature of your issues?

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