I am working on my first new build and much to my surprise (and happiness) I got my computer to start on the first try with the CPU idling at around 34 degrees. I am not however running into trouble configuring my BIOS. In particular I have an Intel X45-V 40GB SSD hard drive for my OS and a Samsung HD103SJ 1TB hard drive. I have read that I need to set the hardldrive controller to AHCI for the Intel SSD to function properly. My questions are as folllow:
1) Will setting the controller to AHCI mode impact the operation of the other Samsung hard drive?
2) Does it matter which SATA ports on the motherboard (GIGABYTE P55A-UD4P)I connect the hard drives and CD/Drive to?
Any other tips you have would be welcomed.
I thank you in advance for any help you could offer.