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Sata port colors

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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    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.
  2. 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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