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Windows 7: which SATA ports for GA-X58A-UD3R rev.2

01 May 2011   #1
uDraft

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
which SATA ports for GA-X58A-UD3R rev.2

I'm a newbie thru and thru, in need of advice.
I have a GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2 w/i7/12gb RAM and the following drives-
120gb Vertex2 SSD (w/w7-64bit)
2-600gb DigiRaptors as RAID1
SATA DVD
I originally plugged the SSD and DVD into GSATA2 and the RAID1 drives to GSATA3. I had BSOD once a week til I moved the SSD to SATA2 port.
Where should I have these drives plugged in for best performance?
Also, is there any difference between using SATA2 Port 4 and SATA2 Port 0?
thanks everyone!


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01 May 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Usually you will get better performance if your boot drive is connected to port 0 or 1. I'm not familiar with your board, but the Gsata is probably a Marvel controller and the other ports are native controllers. You will be much better off using a native sata port. That being said, I don't think you should BSOD no matter which port you connect it to.
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01 May 2011   #3
whest

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uDraft View Post
I'm a newbie thru and thru, in need of advice.
I have a GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2 w/i7/12gb RAM and the following drives-
120gb Vertex2 SSD (w/w7-64bit)
2-600gb DigiRaptors as RAID1
SATA DVD
I originally plugged the SSD and DVD into GSATA2 and the RAID1 drives to GSATA3. I had BSOD once a week til I moved the SSD to SATA2 port.
Where should I have these drives plugged in for best performance?
Also, is there any difference between using SATA2 Port 4 and SATA2 Port 0?
thanks everyone!
Your manual is the best place to look - also everything relevant can be found here
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 May 2011   #4
uDraft

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whest View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by uDraft View Post
I'm a newbie thru and thru, in need of advice.
I have a GA-X58A-UD3R Rev.2 w/i7/12gb RAM and the following drives-
120gb Vertex2 SSD (w/w7-64bit)
2-600gb DigiRaptors as RAID1
SATA DVD
I originally plugged the SSD and DVD into GSATA2 and the RAID1 drives to GSATA3. I had BSOD once a week til I moved the SSD to SATA2 port.
Where should I have these drives plugged in for best performance?
Also, is there any difference between using SATA2 Port 4 and SATA2 Port 0?
thanks everyone!
Your manual is the best place to look - also everything relevant can be found here
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)
No, the information is not contained in the manual. The manufacturer does not answer questions like this. The web site does not contain the information I want. There are 3rd party forums on the link you sent, that's how I got here.
Well, thanks for trying to answer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 May 2011   #5
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Most MB recommend the boot drive to be plugged into Port 0 or 1.
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