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Can sata port die?

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I know I've heard of usb ports dying sometimes. Is it possible for a single sata port to go bad and the rest be ok?

Having lots of issues lately. After some searching and testing + some help from someone here I'm down to the motherboard as the culprit. I switched where the 2hdds were plugged into to completely different sata ports and windows now boots much faster, mint is running faster. Transfer's between hard drives have gone up by about 15-20 megs a sec.

Or am I seeing things?
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 9/3/13 at 8:10pm
 
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its possible. you may also have different types of sata ports aswell. like gigabyte boards come with gsata which is usually not compatible with all HDD/SSD
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