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.
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    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
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