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Windows 7: Disk Management (Snap in) shows swaped Disk0=D and Disk1=C

14 Mar 2013   #51
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I only have room for two swap bays and will be swapping three drives for each one inside the case (up to seven, 1 SSD and 6 HDDs but, currently, only 1 SSD and 2 HDDs). It would take one seriously huge machine to accomodate 21 swap bays (heck, I barely have room for the one I've got!), not to mention the drive letter assignment issues that would create (I don't even want to think about drive numbers!), so I'll just be literally swapping drives.

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14 Mar 2013   #52

Win 7-64

I'm doing a Linux install on my #3 and #4 computers today. If I actually believed that any old SATA connect was A-OK, I'd mix up a batch of Kool-Aid, spike it with a bit of Tennessee's finest "product" and just have a good old time doing these installations.

Unfortunately, logic and experience override. I hate to disappoint -- but for me it will always be SATA 1 for SSD (OS and all Programs loaded first), SATA 5 for optical installation disk, and then all other drives connected "willy nilly" after a big ole gulp of that Kool-Aid - cause after you've done a proper install, order does not matter. Just SATA 1-4, for SSD's and HDD's and SATA 5,6 for opticals.

I will go crazy here for a moment, so nobody thinks I am constipatorily "traditional" or, heaven forbid, old fashioned. While most "computer experts" will tell you to set your optical SATA ports to IDE, I can assure you that is complete nonsense. They're perfectly fine with AHCI - with or without the Kool-Aid as an decision-making factor.

Now, am I poking fun at you folks? Nah ... I would never do that.
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14 Mar 2013   #53

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

It should depend on what is coming out of those sata ports. In my case on my Asus P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard
Sata 1, 2: are Marvell 6Gb/s - I don't use them. SSDs are slower. I can't see myself ever using them.
Sata 3, 4: are Intel 6Gb/s - get the SSDs
Sata 5, 6, 7, 8: Are Intel 3Gb/s - get HDDs then DVD/Blu ray.
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14 Mar 2013   #54

Win 7-64

It should depend on what is coming out of those sata ports.
Ah, good point. Sanity prevails!

Sorry to have been so cavalier about SATA port priority after the installation. With your board, that appears to be a factor to consider. My Crosshair V Formula boards are all SATA 6 GBS, so I simply adhere to conventional port selection wisdom, which is not the "any ole port will do" theory.

Oh, and for those of you who think your RAID setup will hum along nicely if you care not a bit about port selection, just go ahead and try it. If you are looking for a hobby or a pastime, that would be a good choice.
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 Disk Management (Snap in) shows swaped Disk0=D and Disk1=C

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