Hard drive question

Hi Guys.
This is my first build and i'm stuck on what ata connector to use. There are a total of 8 ata connectors on my mobo. 6 red, one white, and one orange. I'm installing a wd 640 gig hard drive.
I'm confused as to what ata connector to use. Any advice is sure appreciated
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  1. what does your motherboard manual tell you that they mean?
  2. What kind of motherboard is it?
  3. What kind of motherboard is it?[/quotemsg

    Asus p5q pro. ]
  4. Here's a Newegg review:

    Quote:

    Pros: TONS of BIOS options, easy to overclock if you do your research. Runs 500 FSB no problem.

    Updated BIOS with a flash drive to rev 1613 and it runs flawlessly.

    Cons: So many options it can be overwhelming at first.

    Confused for a while trying to find the difference between the 6 red SATA ports and the orange/white SATA ports.

    If using just 1 SATA HDD, you should use the orange SATA port and set Drive Xpert to Normal.

    Other Thoughts: The Q-Connector is very, very convenient.

    Asus P5Q PRO mobo, Sapphire 4870 512MB
    G Skill 2x2GB 1066, e8400 (E0 rev.) @ 3.825(425x9)
    WD Caviar Black 640GB 32MB cache
    Antec 1200 case, Corsair 520HX PSU
  5. aevm said:
    Here's a Newegg review:

    Quote:

    Pros: TONS of BIOS options, easy to overclock if you do your research. Runs 500 FSB no problem.

    Updated BIOS with a flash drive to rev 1613 and it runs flawlessly.

    Cons: So many options it can be overwhelming at first.

    Confused for a while trying to find the difference between the 6 red SATA ports and the orange/white SATA ports.

    If using just 1 SATA HDD, you should use the orange SATA port and set Drive Xpert to Normal.

    Other Thoughts: The Q-Connector is very, very convenient.

    Asus P5Q PRO mobo, Sapphire 4870 512MB
    G Skill 2x2GB 1066, e8400 (E0 rev.) @ 3.825(425x9)
    WD Caviar Black 640GB 32MB cache
    Antec 1200 case, Corsair 520HX PSU

    Thanks. I was confused; for sure
  6. Thanks aevm
    Confused wasn't the word for it. That sure helps out.
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