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I'm building my first pc and heres my setup.

- BIOSTAR TP67XE

- SAMSUNG F3 1TB

- ASUS 24X CD/DVD DRIVE

I believe my board has 5 sata ports; two sata1, two sata2, and one sata3. according to the manual the sata one ports has a transfer rate of 6.0GBs and the sata2 has a transfer rate of 3.0GBs.

i'll only be using 2 ports one for my hdd, one for my cd drive, and one more for my front sata connector on my case.

so which do I connect to which ports?
post #2 of 4
Connect the Spinpoint F3 to the SATA II (3 Gb/sec) ports since it's a SATA II drive.

The optical drive can be connected to the same ports.
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SATA3 is 6Gb/s
SATA2 is 3Gb/s
SATA1 is 1.5Gb/s

In other words, SATA came out first, then SATAII and last variation was SATA III. If you are getting a SSD (SATA III like the Vertex 3, C300, C400, or Corsair Performance 3) you would want those in the SATA III port. The F3 is fine going into the SATA II port although it will work in the SATA III port, it just wont use all the bandwidth for the port. If you plugged it into the SATA port it would get bottlenecked more than it already is as a HDD. Normally CD Drives would go into the SATA port as it is the slowest read/write.
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Originally Posted by bratas;13356325 
SATA3 is 6Gb/s
SATA2 is 3Gb/s
SATA1 is 1.5Gb/s

In other words, SATA came out first, then SATAII and last variation was SATA III. If you are getting a SSD (SATA III like the Vertex 3, C300, C400, or Corsair Performance 3) you would want those in the SATA III port. The F3 is fine going into the SATA II port although it will work in the SATA III port, it just wont use all the bandwidth for the port. If you plugged it into the SATA port it would get bottlenecked more than it already is as a HDD. Normally CD Drives would go into the SATA port as it is the slowest read/write.
He is talking about the port numbers. There are three SATA ports on this board.

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/3950/TP67XE.jpg
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