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Asus sabertooth wchich sata ports to use

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February 13, 2013 10:43:23 AM

im going to have 2 raid 1's... 2 ssds 500 gig samsung 840 and 2 wd black 2ter hard drives..the ssds are going to be for programs, and the harddrives are going to be for the my pictures..etc... the mother board only has 2 sata3 coming off the z77 chip.. it has 2 other sata3 ports coming off the other chip.. not sure what that one is called.. would it be better just to put the hard drives on the sata 2 on the z77 chip? i have read the owners maunal for the mother build and am really not sure.. this is my first build its an i7 3770k... thanks tony
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February 13, 2013 1:53:37 PM

skydiver00 said:
.. would it be better just to put the hard drives on the sata 2 on the z77 chip?


Yes. Put your SSDs on the Intel 6Gb/s ports and your HDDs on the Intel 3Gb/s ports.

You won't suffer any loss in performance having 6Gb/s HDDs on 3Gb/s ports; they can't spin fast enough to saturate the ports.
February 14, 2013 12:56:09 AM

Thank you for your reply. I appreciate it.. tony
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