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Does it matter the order of channels you use in sata raid?

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I remember on old ide raid they would work better with one drive per ide channel instead of two.

What is the consensus for SATA?

Channel 0 and 2? Or does it not matter?

I see on the motherboard they are lumped together as SATA_0 SATA_1
SATA_3 Sata_4
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IMO i would put them in consecutive slots for neatness and label the cables with the serial number of the HDD so if a drive dies it is easier to find which physical drive failed smile.gif
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I remember on old ide raid they would work better with one drive per ide channel instead of two.
What is the consensus for SATA?
Channel 0 and 2? Or does it not matter?
I see on the motherboard they are lumped together as SATA_0 SATA_1
SATA_3 Sata_4

Each sata port is it's own "channel" so it doesn't really matter which ports you use. Sure, it's easier to keep them in consecutive order as mentioned, and it makes it look cleaner, but i've had some installs where it wasn't possible to use consecutive ports (bad port placement on mobo being blocked by gpu etc)

as long as you have the correct drive specified in bios to boot from, you're good to go.
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