Using SATA hook ups no issues with performance as far as I can see.
Hello, I am currently building a new PC using a geforce 6100pm-m2 motherboard. It has 4 sata ports and 2 IDE ports. While reading the manual that came with the motherboard I came across a section that stated that for maximum performance they recommend connecting optical drives to the IDE ports and Hard drives to the SATA ports. I was considering ordering 2 SATA DVDs drive and a SATA hard drive to use in this system but now after reading the manual, I am wondering if this is the best way to go. Has anyone ever experienced a decrease in performance with only using SATA ports to connect optical and hard drives and skipping the IDE drives all together? It was my understanding that SATA gave better transfer rates, which is why I was going to use these alone. Any Advise??