Sata optical and Sata HDD connection

By dbonniwell
May 10, 2008
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  1. I have a 790i mother board with about 6 or 7 sata connections
    Let's call them slot 0-6.
    I will have 2 Samsung DVD optical drives and two 160gig Sata drives to be set up for Raid 0
    Should I plug the optical drives into Sata slot 0 and 1 and the HDD into slot 2 and 3 or the other way around? or does it just not matter?
    Thanks in advance
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    It really doesn't matter functionally but for display/ listing purposes start putting the drives in SATA 0
  3. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 145

    by drives, you mean the HDD in Sata 0 and 1 and the Optical in Sata 2 and 3, correct?
    thanks
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    Yes,
    that will work
  5. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 145

    Thanks so much for your assistance.
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