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Windows 7: which sata2 socket to connect a ssd to on GigaByte p55m-ud2 board

03 Sep 2013   #1
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
which sata2 socket to connect a ssd to on GigaByte p55m-ud2 board

Hello, I have a ssd I have installed in this board which is the only, drive and also with OS. I was wondering if it makes any difference which sata2 socket I use sata2 0/1/2/3/4? I have it set to AHCI in bios already. I assume I should not, use the Gsata sockets? The location in hardware devices shows the drive to be located at location 0. I assume this means channel 0 since it shows channel 0 and channel 1 in hardware devices? Is that fine or should it be on channel 1 or, makes no difference? Thanks!


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03 Sep 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Primary drive should always go in the lowest numbered sata port, in your case 0, TBH in your situation where you only have one drive it wont make much difference but if for example you had multiple drives and you plugged a secondary hdd into a lower numbered port than your OS hdd then when you installed windows all your boot info would be put on the secondary drive which is not a good practice and will lead to issues if you ever needed to change or remove the 2nd drive as it would leave the system unbbotable and in need of startup repair

The only time you would use a sata that is not controlled by the onboard chipset IMO would be if your board only had sata 2 (3gbps) and you had a 3rd party controller (gsata) adding sata 3 (6gbps) and you were adding a sata 3 drive
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03 Sep 2013   #3
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Primary drive should always go in the lowest numbered sata port, in your case 0, TBH in your situation where you only have one drive it wont make much difference but if for example you had multiple drives and you plugged a secondary hdd into a lower numbered port than your OS hdd then when you installed windows all your boot info would be put on the secondary drive which is not a good practice and will lead to issues if you ever needed to change or remove the 2nd drive as it would leave the system unbbotable and in need of startup repair

The only time you would use a sata that is not controlled by the onboard chipset IMO would be if your board only had sata 2 (3gbps) and you had a 3rd party controller (gsata) adding sata 3 (6gbps) and you were adding a sata 3 drive
Thanks for the info and explanations!
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03 Sep 2013   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

No probs happy to help
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