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September 10, 2013 9:32:12 AM

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.
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(as you can tell this is my first time doing much to a pc)
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September 10, 2013 10:04:58 AM

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.
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September 10, 2013 10:08:58 AM

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

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September 10, 2013 10:19:40 AM

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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September 10, 2013 10:31:25 AM

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/#specifica...
That board has "IntelĀ® 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=...
The advice is still the same, however.

Sorry for the mix-up.

Yogi

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