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Which SATA ports to use.

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October 15, 2008 9:17:10 PM

I just bought an ASUS P5Q Pro. The board supports RAID which I do not intend to use at the moment. I currently have 2 SATA hard drives. one w/ os and other has just files. Im not sure as to which SATA port to plug it into since there are 6 RED ports, a WHITE and an ORANGE port.

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October 15, 2008 9:39:40 PM

You can use any of the red ports, which are all controlled by the Intel chipset. Although it makes no difference, the numbering of these ports (1-6) is on page 2-27 of the owners manual. The white and orange ports are controlled by the Silicon Image controller. It may be different on your board, but when I used the second controller on my (totally different) board there was a significant delay at startup while it was initialized.
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