Mac Mini A1176 + New WD Scorpio 500GB SataII - possible?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by SortKaffe, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. SortKaffe macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys

    I've bought an old 2006 Mac Mini A1176 from eBay as a recycle project. So far I've upgraded the machine to 2GB ram with a C2D 2.0 Ghz CPU and a brand new Fan.

    The Harddrive is a stock 160GB sata which Is too small for me. So I was wondering if it's possible to throw one of those 500GB Western Digital Scorpio Blue SATA II drive in it???
    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digit...SDGU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1302878533&sr=8-2

    I'm a little confused about whether a 500GB SATA II drive can run in an old 2006 Mac Mini since I've read that It's possible if you move the jumpers to a certain setting and other places I've read that It's not possible?

    Thanks
     
  2. SortKaffe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm surprised 53 people looked at this thread without answering. Thanks alot guys... I found out on another forum that the 2006 mac mini should be compatible with SataII drives.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Yes it can but it will run at SATA I speeds (1.5gbps). Sometimes posts get lost in the fray and often times people who look cannot answer the question.
     

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