Specific way to connect SATA devices to motherboard?

I have a 1TB Hitachi Deskstar hard drive that won't wake up from standby on Win 7 x64. I've applied the patch that's supposed to fix it but it didn't work.

I was wondering if there is a specific way to hook up SATA devices to the motherboard and if I might have messed it up.

My motherboard supports 4 SATA devices and I have my devices hooked up as follows:

SATA1: 320gb Hard Drive (contains OS)
SATA2: DVD Burner
SATA3: 1TB Hitachi Drive
SATA4: [Unused]

I have an Asus M2A-VM board.
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    You can hook them up in any order it does not matter what sata port you use. But It couldnt hurt to try putting it in the sata 2 but it shouldn't make a difference.
  2. I have 2 hitachi 250gb drives that do the same thing.. even with hdd set to never save power/spindown they will spindown overnight and not wakeup.

    Also windows 7 x64

    I replaced them with a set of seagate 500gb's
  3. It should not matter which sata ports you connect to. Check to see if there is a bios update for your motherboard that fixes the problem.
  4. Best answer selected by IBMThinkPadX61s.
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