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Need a little help

By Hugger
Jul 16, 2008
  1. THis is my first time on this forum and my first time building a pc from scratch.
    I just bought an Asus P5Q-E motherboard. I'll be using an Intel E4600 cpu, a Sata hard drive and a Sata optical drive.
    This board comes with many sata connectors.
    I have no desire to use RAID.
    I'll be using an external hard drive for backups hoojed by either USB or eSATA.
    I don't know which of the SATA connectors I should use for the hard drive and the optical drive.
    Also, do I enable AHCI?
    Hope some one can help.
    Thanks.
    Hugger
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Do a Gurgle search for How to Install a SATA Drive, and you will get very good reports on how to, and potential problems, for each hard drive manufacturer... and many hard drive manufacturers.

    Also See this on ahci

    http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831
     
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