Do I need to Jumper My SATA drive?
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Installing a hard drive is a easy level job. If you are confident in yourself and would like to save the money a computer guy would charge to do it, go ahead and do it yourself. It won't be that bad.
The worst part about installing hard drives is setting the jumpers on the drive so that it works correctly with your current hardware. Luckily, the newer Serial SATA drives do not require you to change jumper settings, and so they're very easy to install.
If you have a Mac like a G5 or iMac G5 or any other Mac that supports SATA and are willing to spend a bit more on the drive, getting an SATA drive instead of an IDE or SCSI one may result in less frustration.