Solved Specific way to connect SATA devices to motherboard? Tags: Motherboards SATA Devices Hard Drives Last response: March 29, 2010 2:49 AM in Motherboards Share IBMThinkPadX61s March 21, 2010 5:09:21 AM 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. More about : specific connect sata devices motherboard Best solution saaiello a b V Motherboard March 21, 2010 5:28:34 AM Share 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. rand_79 March 21, 2010 6:17:50 AM 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 Related resources Bios wont recognize any SATA devices after new PSU - Forum Male-to-male or female-to-female SATA 3 cable to connect an SSD? - Forum 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard - Forum A way to use 2 Sata II for 1 Sata III - Forum FS:EVGA SLI LE X58 3 WAY SLI Motherboard - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a c 216 V Motherboard March 21, 2010 4:45:07 PM 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. IBMThinkPadX61s March 29, 2010 2:49:20 AM Best answer selected by IBMThinkPadX61s. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Very specific questions on RAID 0 and JBOD Forum Where do you connect multiple SATA devices ? Forum External USB3 3TB drive shows 2 devices ? Forum General and specific questions about pcb swap Forum Question about SSD and AHCI with other sata devices Forum Upgrading Wireless Network with many devices connected Forum Will a SATA I (1.5) dvd rom slow my sata III (6GBs) hard drive to 1.5? Forum SATA 4, 12 Gb/s (SATAe 16 Gb/s) for SSD's? Forum Intel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum Question about upgrading Motherboard Forum Which SATA on Mobo GA-x58-ud3r? Forum What motherboard specs affect performance the most? Forum [Solved] Need a new motherboard to go with current setup (gaming) Forum SATA HDD invisible Forum Ide hard drive wont work with asus m4a78t-e am3 motherboard Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !