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Does it matter what SATA 3 port i plug my SSD into?

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Last response: in Storage
March 21, 2013 7:05:20 AM

I have bought a Samsung 840 PRO and want to install it myself but i do not know if i have to plug the SSD into a specific port for maximum effect, i have a Gigabyte 970A-UD3 motherboard and it has 3 light blue SATA ports going from SATA3_0 to SATA3_5 does it matter what port i plug it into or not?

Sorry if my english is horrible.

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a c 191 G Storage
March 21, 2013 8:24:51 AM

Connect into the SATA3_0, usually it does not matter, but PC will boot the device in the lower# SATA port first and set the dvd is the ist boot order, SSD is the 2nd in the bios.
a c 411 G Storage
March 21, 2013 9:55:04 AM

The general rule of thumb is connect the ssd boot drive to the SATA_0 port on the motherboard.

All 6 SATA ports on your motherboard are associated with the AMD SB950 chipset so it probably won't matter.