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help setup SSD and HDD

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June 16, 2013 6:46:14 AM

Almost through with building my new system, but stuck as to what setup is best for 1 SSD and 1 HDD on the Asus p9x79 ws. AHCI or IDE? Are these reversible? There are six Sata ports and am confused where the SSD, HDD, and DVD writer should go.
My guess is raid 0 won't be an option as I have exhausted my budget for another HDD. Any help would be appreciated.

Intel Core i7-3930K | Asus P9X79 WS Mobo | Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory | Firepro W7000 Graphics Card | Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD | Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case

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June 16, 2013 7:11:54 AM

You can plug in the devices into any SATA ports. AHCI can be enabled in the BIOS, but make sure you do it before installing the OS!

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June 16, 2013 7:33:51 AM

AHCI for the SSD

SSD on SATA 0 / HD on SATA1

RAID is great for benchmarks but has no real impact unless you doing some highly specialized applications or video editing
June 16, 2013 7:42:56 AM

Many thanks Patosai and JackNaylorPE.