then the 2 dvd drives on reg sata 2 ports. i am using windows 7 x64 ultimate
i got achi on boots and runs , but doesnt seem to be any faster then a reg hdd...so can some 1 plzz help me.. do i got these hooked up on right / wrong ports...as i know nothing about raid- raid 0 -raid 1 - raid 5- raid 10 whatever this is i have no clue...plz guys help me out.. thanks so much for any info or guides..
The SATA3_A1 and SATA3_A2 are connected to the ASMedia 1061 storage controller. The ASMedia storage controller should only be used for HDDs and only as a last resort. It should never be used for SDDs or optical disks as there are tons of issues which will arise. These are not the same as the Intel PCH SATA3 ports which are SATA3_0 and SATA3_1.
Hook your SSD up to SATA3_0, your HDD up to SATA2_2, and your optical drive up to SATA2_3. This leaves SATA3_1 open in case you want to install another SSD later on.
Once this is done you must reset the SSD to factory defaults. Running it on the ASMedia controller may have caused some performance issues which can only be resolved by a full reset. You can do this from a Windows installation on an HDD, or from the PartedMagic Linux LiveCD.
Next, reinstall Windows on the SSD but first make sure that the Intel storage controller is running in AHCI mode or RAID mode. The ASMedia controller has its own setting for this as well, it should have either IDE mode or AHCI mode, leave it in AHCI mode or disable it. Note however that it also controls the eSATA ports, so if you're using these just leave it in AHCI mode.