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Which drive-SSD/HDD for SATA 6 Connection?

by PastryMan / December 22, 2011 2:54 AM PST

I have a dilemma. I have 3 storage drives on my PC. My C drive (SSD) is used for O/S, Applications.
The other 2 drives are D for media and E for video editing project files.
The problem is I only have 2 SATA6 ports on the motherboard. The drives on the SATA6 ports currently are Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB each, running @ 7500 rpm. Should I switch the SSD to the SATA6 port and use the other SATA6 port for just 1 of the other drives? The remaining drive would have to be connected to a SATA3 port.

Or should I move both the 2- 1TB HDDs to the SATA3 connection?

Thanks for any info.:)

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After many years
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2011 2:59 AM PST

The OS drive goes on the fastest connection IF you boot up a lot.

If you have some video editing where copy speed is bothersome, then put the video data drive there.

Seems to be an easy question?

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by PastryMan / December 22, 2011 6:54 AM PST
In reply to: After many years

Thanks for the info Bob! I think you may be right.
When I swapped out the WDC Velociraptor 300 GB hard drive and put the SSD in the SAME SATA3 port, my Windows (7) Experience Index went from a 5.9 score to 7.7. The highest score available is 7.9. My score of 5.9 was based on the lowest sub score. That sub score was with the drive transfer speeds. I know there are more comprehensive rating/test programs, but these numbers were great!

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