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sata drives

by pscraja / April 7, 2006 10:42 AM PDT

my mother board d101ggc has 4 sata connectors. Is there any distinction among them as primary and secondary as we have in ide slots? If so how to identify them?

In one of the microsoft knowledge base articles, it recommends to connect the data cable to primary slot. Hence the doubt.

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re: SATA drives
by Tecumseh / April 7, 2006 11:14 AM PDT
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Check your motherboard schematics. The SATA slots are usually numbered (in the schematic) 0,1,2,3 with the 0 slot in the upper left hand corner. Choose the 0 slot.

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SATA ports
by Ray Harinec / April 7, 2006 11:21 AM PDT
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have no primary or secondary they are all equal.

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Sata Ports
by hpjohn11 / April 7, 2006 1:04 PM PDT
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Most Sata Ports have the designation of Sata1, Sata 2, Sata3 and Sata4. I am using Satab (C Drive), Sata 2, (D Drive) and Sata 3, ( E Drive) They are easy to use and you can set them up in the BIOS(Basic Input & Output System) sometimes referred to as CMOS. You can set the boot order and you can also use them as Raid. However, Raid is not necessary, only when you have a network (Usually in business). I love Raid drives. They run at 150MHZ. and soon there will be a 300MHZ drives coming out. Your motherboard has to be able to use the 300MHZ Sata Drives. Your instruction book will tell you if it will run 300MHZ.

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