Do I need to jumper my WD1003FZEX drive?

I have a WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 drive. I’ve used the Acronis software to clone my current C: drive, a WD 500, but I’ve been looking at some of the .pdf documents on this site and I’m not sure if I need to put a jumper on this new drive in order to use it as my new C: drive.

I have an older system that I think uses a 3 Gbps controller that’s been fine for my current C: drive which is a WD5001AALS-00L3B2 drive.

Looking at one of the .pdf documents it seems to hint that I need to jumper pins 5 and 6 for PHY, which relates to the physical layer and is needed to operate this 6 Gbps drive on a 3 Gbps system.

Is this correct?

Hi a Sata 3 Gb/s connection should auto negotiate the Sata 6 Gb/s no problem unless of course it is a older controller. If it is a Intel sata controller you should have no problems and do not need the jumper.

Okay, thanks. My hard drive controller, or controllers is/are Intel. This is what Device Manager tells me about them:

Intel® ICH9 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 2 - 2926

Intel® ICH9 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 2920

The computer is from 2008. So should that qualify as not too old?

Hi yes a intel ICH9 controller should work great.