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Hookup for SSD and HDD

Last response: in Storage
January 12, 2012 4:49:11 PM

On my first build and it is showing me how truly far I am for being an erudite of all things electronic. I have a GA-Z68XP-UD3 motherboard, a 120gb SSD, and a 500gb HDD. Originality bought to use SRT, but after the fact, with the advice of this site, plan on using the SSD for the OS and games w/ the HDD as a mass storage device.
I have no idea how to hook this thing up to the motherboard:
or if i need RAID (what #), or AHCI.
I would be eternally grateful for any help.
I am going to see how hooking both up to the GSATA3_6/7 with AHCI works out.

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January 12, 2012 5:17:43 PM

AHCI, attach SSD to SATA0, DVD drive to a SATA II port (not SATA III). Then install Windows and then attach HDD to any SATA II or III port that is free.

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January 12, 2012 5:55:17 PM

As stated above, set BIOS to ahci
DO NOT use GSATA for SSD!!!!!
Did not catch, is SSD a Sata II, or SATA III SSD?
.. If Sata III SSD connect to Intel SATA3_0
.. If Sata II SSD connect to Intel SATA2_2

DO NOT connect HDD until AFTER you have install windows 7 on the SSD.
After Window 7 is installed, THEN connect the HDD, Can connect where you like, I'd probably use the Sata2-3, or if a SATA III HDD to the GSATA port.

Stick the DVD drive on SATA2-3,or 4. DO NOT stick DVD drive on GSATA port, or the Intel SATA III port.
January 12, 2012 5:58:30 PM

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