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Sata port assignments for 1 ssd 2 hdd

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  • NAS / RAID
  • SATA
  • Intel
  • SSD
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
February 13, 2013 4:27:46 PM

Hello,
I’m confused. I am building a PC that will have a Samsung 840 SATA III SSD on which will reside Win 8 O/S and applications. I will have two SATA III HDDs in a RAID 1 configuration for data. My Asus Sabertooth Z77 MOBO has two Intel SATA III ports, 4 Intel SATA II ports, and 2 Asmedia® asm1061 controlled SATA III ports. I assume I should connect the SSD to one of the Intel SATA III ports. Should I connect the HDDs to the Intel SATA II ports or to the Asmedia® asm1061 SATA III ports? If the later, will the RAID be controlled by Intel Storage Manager?

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February 13, 2013 4:50:27 PM

See the thread "Which raid adapter to get.". Though it's asking about raid, the OP has a board with same SATA configuration which might help.
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February 13, 2013 11:08:25 PM

Thanks for the link, Nothing_but_NAS. I'm a bit leery of using the Asmedia SATA III port for the system SSD - perhaps for no good reason. Do you know if there is a downside to doing this?
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February 13, 2013 11:53:36 PM

I think I just found my answer in this post "Z77 Sabertooth Raid Config"
It looks like I have to put my system SSD on the Intel SATA III port and connect my two RAID 1 HDDs to the Intel SATA II ports because the Asmedia controller ports aren't bootable and only the Intel ports support RAID.

Sorry if I wasted anyone's time.
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