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Windows 7: SSD to Intel Port. HD?

11 Dec 2012   #1
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 
SSD to Intel Port. HD?

Hi I have an SSD and a HD, do I use the same ports for both?
Thanks.


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11 Dec 2012   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Can you clarify the question

All drives connect to the same sata ports on the mobo if thats what you mean
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11 Dec 2012   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Most modern motherboards only have SATA for their drives to be connected to. An IDE device can also be accommodated, but only through an expansion card. However, check your manual because some SATA ports are faster than others, and you should connect the SSDs to those ports, with the HDDs/optical drives to the slower ones.
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11 Dec 2012   #4
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Most modern motherboards only have SATA for their drives to be connected to. An IDE device can also be accommodated, but only through an expansion card. However, check your manual because some SATA ports are faster than others, and you should connect the SSDs to those ports, with the HDDs/optical drives to the slower ones.
My Mo/bo has Intel and Marvel ports. Therefore I shall use the Intel port for my SSD, and the marvel poirt for my HD.
Thanks!!
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11 Dec 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it was me, I'd use them both on the Intel SATA controller.
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11 Dec 2012   #6
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If it was me, I'd use them both on the Intel SATA controller.
Okay thanks, I will try it out now
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11 Dec 2012   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Here is a picture of your mobo with the SATA III(6Gbps) ports labeled. SATA III ports are red, SATA II ports are black. If you only have an SSD and a HDD, use SATA port 0 for the SSD and port 1 for your HDD. If you are using an optical drive, just use a SATA II port for that. I would always use SATA ports that work off of the Intel Chipset for storage drives, and leave the Marvell ones alone if you don't need them.

I should mention that all of this information is just me using common sense, as the EVGA website did not say which SATA port was which. More often than not, the Intel based SATA ports are Ports 0/1 and the 3rd party chipset ports are whichever are last. Usually, Intel ports are on the top and Marvell, Asmedia ports are on the bottom...EVGA just decided to group the ports together based on SATA rating. As always, confirm this information with your motherboards instruction manual. That is always going to point out which ports work off which chipset.

Hope this helps!

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12 Dec 2012   #8
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
Here is a picture of your mobo with the SATA III(6Gbps) ports labeled. SATA III ports are red, SATA II ports are black. If you only have an SSD and a HDD, use SATA port 0 for the SSD and port 1 for your HDD. If you are using an optical drive, just use a SATA II port for that. I would always use SATA ports that work off of the Intel Chipset for storage drives, and leave the Marvell ones alone if you don't need them.

I should mention that all of this information is just me using common sense, as the EVGA website did not say which SATA port was which. More often than not, the Intel based SATA ports are Ports 0/1 and the 3rd party chipset ports are whichever are last. Usually, Intel ports are on the top and Marvell, Asmedia ports are on the bottom...EVGA just decided to group the ports together based on SATA rating. As always, confirm this information with your motherboards instruction manual. That is always going to point out which ports work off which chipset.

Hope this helps!

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Yes, thanks , that's how I have it set up.
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