Bought 2TB WD Black ...need to jumper to 3.0?

Do I need to jumper my HD to go to 3.0Gb/s? It goes 6Gb/sec now. And my SATA connection on the motherbord goes up to 3.0 Emailed the Dutch WD support on last weekend. No reply yet… (one day-response?? right…)

In the HD manual it says that normally one does not need to jumper.

But I do not know if not jumpering will cause issues.

It feels save to jumper so both speeds become equal. But this is just a feeling.

Hi it is only on a very old chipset like a sata 1.5 Gb/s  that you would need the jumper. The drive will auto negotiate the speed just fine.

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