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Sata port colors

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September 17, 2013 8:15:45 AM

Hi! I'm a bit confused about the sata port's colors. I have the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 mobo. I have only one hdd and one optical drive, so I need only two sata ports. There are two white sata ports and 6 brown. Are the white ones faster than brown ones? Wich ones should I use?

Thank you, Henri

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a b V Motherboard
September 17, 2013 8:17:57 AM

HenriP44 said:
Hi! I'm a bit confused about the sata port's colors. I have the Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 mobo. I have only one hdd and one optical drive, so I need only two sata ports. There are two white sata ports and 6 brown. Are the white ones faster than brown ones? Wich ones should I use?

Thank you, Henri


Use the brown ones. the White ones are ASmedia SATAIII whereas the brown ones are AMD SATAIII and are the ones you should be using.
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a b V Motherboard
September 17, 2013 8:18:58 AM

the two grey ports use an extra sata controller on the motherboard, it does not matter which you use tbh but just stick them in the lowest numbered ports anyway
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