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How to tell what SATA port is being Utilized

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Last response: in Storage
April 8, 2012 3:31:02 AM

Hello Community!

I have a particular problems that is halting me from doing some backup, the situation is this: I have a Desktop workhorse that has a lot of crucial data on it, inside it has 5 HDDs. One is the C Drive the other 4 drives are in a Raid 10 Format and they are all 1TB Seagate Drives. I want to use iso copy the C drive. The problem is that I cant tell which drive is the C drive and im curious if there is a software/bios solution that can tell me what SATA port the C drive is engaged in. The Motherboard is a ASUS ROG Formula X58 Board.

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a b G Storage
April 8, 2012 3:46:09 AM

Go to computer manangement - disk management. On it it says disk 0 ect, right click and property. It has information that helps. Physical location you have to consult motherboard menu.
a b G Storage
April 8, 2012 3:57:56 AM

Be careful thou.
Some motherboards mis-match physical ports to what is reported into the bios, and what is reported in windows.
Like on my computer my C: drive(1tb) is connected to port 1, but is reported as port 3 in the bios, and is reported as port 0 in windows.

This mess created alot of confusion.