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March 4, 2010 7:30:11 AM

Hello, this mobo has 6 sata sockets and then 2-sata "ports" marked "port0 and port1" for some kind of back up utility. I woulld like to use them for other things since the "regular" 6 are used up. Can they be used that way?

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March 4, 2010 5:03:01 PM

GStim said:
Hello, this mobo has 6 sata sockets and then 2-sata "ports" marked "port0 and port1" for some kind of back up utility. I woulld like to use them for other things since the "regular" 6 are used up. Can they be used that way?


The 2 extra SATA ports are standard SATA, and can be used freely, as you want.

Nonetheless, they have a different controller (not the Intel), so you cannot do RAID with both kind. A single RAID should be only on those two, or only on the 6 others, but you can have two raids, one in each controller.

The 6 on Intel have better performance. The other 2 can be used with special software (don't work on Win7 last time I checked) for caching, and accelerating boot time.
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March 4, 2010 10:34:25 PM

marraco said:
The 2 extra SATA ports are standard SATA, and can be used freely, as you want.

Nonetheless, they have a different controller (not the Intel), so you cannot do RAID with both kind. A single RAID should be only on those two, or only on the 6 others, but you can have two raids, one in each controller.

The 6 on Intel have better performance. The other 2 can be used with special software (don't work on Win7 last time I checked) for caching, and accelerating boot time.


Thanks for replying!

I want to use 1 thru 4 for a raid 5, and sata 5 and 6 for OS Drive and a Blue Ray burner. I still have a reg DVD burner to hook up, and the front e-sata to plug in. Could the sata port 1 and the sata port 2 be used for those?
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March 4, 2010 11:06:28 PM

GStim said:
Thanks for replying!

I want to use 1 thru 4 for a raid 5, and sata 5 and 6 for OS Drive and a Blue Ray burner. I still have a reg DVD burner to hook up, and the front e-sata to plug in. Could the sata port 1 and the sata port 2 be used for those?


you can use any port to connect anything you want, and boot from any device.

I'm not sure what you are asking about e-sata. Your mother have at least a specific e-sata connector on the back panel, and I don't recomment to use SATA connectors for removable disks.

I don't remember, but the mother may have an extra esata or IEEE 1394 port near of tree extra USB (at the bottom of the mother)
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March 5, 2010 5:53:34 AM

There is a e-sata port on the front of the case with a sata cable running into the case for connection to the mobo. The mobo has the two extra sata ports and a backup utility for those
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March 12, 2010 2:28:13 AM

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