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 : ForumSata vs . IDE for Optical Drives ForumDifference between Primary and Secondary IDE Channels ? ForumPrimary SATA ...won't recognize IDE ForumInstalled sata hdd on ide mobo via adapter but wont boot. ForumSATA Master/Slave with IDE Emulation ForumCan't boot with IDE primary master and primary slave hard drives attac ForumIDE vs SATA Jumper Settings ForumPrimary /secondary IDE master ForumSATA and IDE mix problem (w/ two OSs) ForumIDE as Primary on SATA -only Board ForumCan I use a primary SATA HD and a slave ATA ( IDE ) HD? ForumSATA Boot drive and IDE data drives? ForumSlow if share IDE port between HDD and CD-ROM ? ForumWhat does " IDE Channel " refer to in BIOS POST screen? ForumSet SATA as Primary and IDE as secondary Forumrunning windows off sata vs ide ForumBest SSD Of 2013, Which is it? ForumBlue data cord for dell w/sata HD ForumQuestion about buying a sata controller card ForumFormat sata drive ? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !