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Putting my hard drive and disk drive into my mother board and i noticed i had 4 Sata2 inputs, does it matter which i place them in, The main issue is 2 will get in the way of my graphics card, so i hope it does not matter.
Thank you
(as you can tell this is my first time doing much to a pc)
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  1. It shouldn't matter, but it's customary to put the boot/OS drive on SATA_0. Your motherboard manual should tell you if it's necessary to have the boot drive in a specific port.
  2. AaronSpooner said:
    Putting my hard drive and disk drive into my mother board and i noticed i had 4 Sata2 inputs, does it matter which i place them in, The main issue is 2 will get in the way of my graphics card, so i hope it does not matter.
    Thank you
    (as you can tell this is my first time doing much to a pc)


    Usually, the lower the port #, the better. On your MB you'll find something like: SATA_0, SATA_1, SATA_2, etc. If you have an Intel chipset, the Intel SATA controller will likely be on the first few ports. These would be the preferred ports over others that may be on a third party controller, like Marvel.

    What MB do you have?

    Yogi
  3. Y0GI said:
    AaronSpooner said:
    Putting my hard drive and disk drive into my mother board and i noticed i had 4 Sata2 inputs, does it matter which i place them in, The main issue is 2 will get in the way of my graphics card, so i hope it does not matter.
    Thank you
    (as you can tell this is my first time doing much to a pc)


    Usually, the lower the port #, the better. On your MB you'll find something like: SATA_0, SATA_1, SATA_2, etc. If you have an Intel chipset, the Intel SATA controller will likely be on the first few ports. These would be the preferred ports over others that may be on a third party controller, like Marvel.

    What MB do you have?

    Yogi


    the mother board is GA-H61M-DS2DVI.
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    AaronSpooner said:
    Y0GI said:
    AaronSpooner said:
    Putting my hard drive and disk drive into my mother board and i noticed i had 4 Sata2 inputs, does it matter which i place them in, The main issue is 2 will get in the way of my graphics card, so i hope it does not matter.
    Thank you
    (as you can tell this is my first time doing much to a pc)


    Usually, the lower the port #, the better. On your MB you'll find something like: SATA_0, SATA_1, SATA_2, etc. If you have an Intel chipset, the Intel SATA controller will likely be on the first few ports. These would be the preferred ports over others that may be on a third party controller, like Marvel.

    What MB do you have?

    Yogi


    the mother board is GA-H61M-DS2DVI.


    According to the specs: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61MX_R20/#specifications
    That board has "Intel® H61(B3) chipset :
    4 x SATA 3Gb/s port(s), blue"

    So, all ports "Should" be equivalent, but I would follow Hawkeye22's advice: check your manual and favor the lower numbered ports for your HDD.

    Yogi

    Edit: I'm not sure how I got to the Asus site above for a Gigabyte MB. Here is the correct website: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4403#sp
    The advice is still the same, however.

    Sorry for the mix-up.

    Yogi
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