SATA as Primary IDE question (IDE master/slave vs SATA channels) Tags: NAS / RAID SATA Motherboards Storage Last response: May 30, 2009 3:28 PM in Storage Share red11 May 30, 2009 3:03:42 AM I have a RAID 1 mirror setup that is working fine. I have identical SATA drives plugged in on SATA channels 1 and 2 on my motherboard. My question is about my motherboard: it has an option to enable "SATA as Primary IDE" using SATA ports 5 and 6. Considering this, would it be better to hook up my up the RAID 1 using SATA ports 5 and 6 rather than 1 and 2? e.g.... would this boost performance or give me any added functionality? If so, I will do it, but if not, I will leave well enough alone. For what it's worth, I have no ATA drives whatsoever. Thanks for your help. More about : sata primary ide question ide master slave sata channels 505090 a b V Motherboard a b G Storage May 30, 2009 3:28:29 PM Most mb's have two sata controllers on on the northbridge and a second to support more ports. Sometimes on of the controllers is faster than the other, you will have to research the board or test tit yourself to find out. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SATA Master/Slave with IDE Emulation Forum Please help me on SATA - IDE connectivity ( master-slave ) Forum S-SATA interface to be like Master/Slave in IDE interface Forum cannot see new SATA HDD(unformatted) from IDE master HDD; yet when i set the SATA primary secondary in BIOS set under AUTO... Forum n00b question...SATA vs. IDE DVD for new build? Forum Installing my orig. IDE HDD (as Primary) in a HP Comp/Mobo w/SATA HDD Forum IDE as Primary on SATA-only Board Forum Removed damaged IDE drive now system won't recognize SATA primary Forum Primary SATA won't boot when IDE Slave laptop HDD is plugged into a PC Forum Primary SATA...won't recognize IDE Forum Can I use a primary SATA HD and a slave ATA (IDE) HD? Forum Set SATA as Primary and IDE as secondary Forum SolvedIDE to SATA question Forum SolvedIDE to SATA Conversion Question Forum IDE SSD vs new sata 7200rpm Hdd Forum SolvedSata to Slim IDE Questions regarding power?? Forum SolvedMLC vs SLC, IDE vs SATA ? Forum SolvedSata vs ide Forum SolvedOld IDE 7200 RPM vs New SATA Caviar Green Forum SolvedSATA vs IDE 2010 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !