I always used the lowest numbered SATA port for the OS or boot drive of the OS or rather boot manager. Now while there are RAID setups that would be specific to the RAID implementation and would not be found in a book on PCs in general.
Why a book for what I found to be a simple thing? That is, the lowest number port.
I have a question about to choose a right SATA for OS Drive. I am not an expert but I love to build and assemble PC, sorry for these silly question.
Many years I have been using my assembled desktop pc without problems but it was a bit noisy I think it could be because of my 5 drives and 1 OS drive. Sometimes I blamed to the Crosair H80 CPU heatsink and Thermaltake Level 11 Case. Only this month I found that I was wrong. How it was happening is funny and a shameful experience.
My OS was Windows 7 Ultimate I am allowed to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. So I upgraded and having problems of Outlook 2007. To find the cause of the problems I uninstalled and reinstalled the OS many times.
My Motherboard is Rampage III Extreme, the CPU is Intel i7 950 @3.07GHz and had 6.00 GB of RAM. About two months ago, I replaced the OS drive Croair SSD to Samsung SSD 850 Pro. I got Samsung Megician software I have not used it a lot. This time I use and test the performance of the drives and I found that same HDD has different performance according to the SATAs. 3 of the SATAs my motherboard has cannot installed the OS (AHCI mode is ON) but IDE mode is OK. I checked and tested repeatedly and finally found the right SATA for the OS. Now the computer is not noisy and it is faster than before.
My request here is to get some useful links or books’ names and your educational explanation for assembling PC.