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Windows 7: P8Z77-v Mobo Question

30 Jul 2013   #41
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Find your motherboard manual; it is a must to have.
I do agree with kbrady1979, stick with the Intel SATA ports.


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30 Jul 2013   #42
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I understand your confusion now. I'm also confused.
Your could check the Asus motherboard forum and see if their is a way to use all 4 sataIII ports at the same time.

I called Asus again, and spoke to a rep that previously helped me.

There are 4 6gb ports, but the other 2 are external, which I am using for my external hdds.

Thanks again for all the good advice from all who replied.
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30 Jul 2013   #43
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
There technically are 4 SATA III 6Gbps ports.....but only 2 INTEL 6Gbps ports. The others should only be used for emergencies.
Or storage and optical drives where speed isn't as important.
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30 Jul 2013   #44
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
There technically are 4 SATA III 6Gbps ports.....but only 2 INTEL 6Gbps ports. The others should only be used for emergencies.
Or storage and optical drives where speed isn't as important.
You could do that, IF you have hard drives using up the Intel ports. I would keep everything off the 3rd party chipset ports and disable them to be honest. I've got mine disabled currently. I would rather get a RAID card for more SATA ports than use the ones on boards today lol.
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30 Jul 2013   #45
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

But I have all 8 of my SATA ports used, new board has 10 though.
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30 Jul 2013   #46
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
But I have all 8 of my SATA ports used, new board has 10 though.
LOL, you need bigger hard drives Gary
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30 Jul 2013   #47
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

1 SSD
1 HDD
1 BluRay/RE
1 DVD/RW
3 eSATA front panel
Oops, I took one HDD out.
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30 Jul 2013   #48
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
1 SSD
1 HDD
1 BluRay/RE
1 DVD/RW
3 eSATA front panel
Oops, I took one HDD out.
Gotcha. Honestly, I wish I hadn't put an optical drive in this rig. I think I've used mine once since I built this rig, which was over a year ago.
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