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Which SATA Port DVDRW?

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#1 purplemonkE


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Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

Quick question my mobo (Asus P5Q-E) has 6 SATA Ports

SATA port 1 is for my primary HD... I'd planned on leaving Port 2 for a second HD if i decide to add one at a later date.

Can I install the SATA DVDRW in any SATA port i.e. port 4? leaving 2 and 3 free for future HD's???

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

SATA is plug and play from my understanding. Ive only got 4 on mine, and the first time i built it i just plugged it into whichever one was handy. in fact, i think my hard drive has used each port at least once since I bought it (I take my computer apart regularly and clean out the dust and such every few months) and it has always worked no matter where its plugged into. my boards a gigabyte, but I dont think there should be any difference between gigabyte and ASUS. heck, if I were you id just plug your dvd into the second slot. if you get another hard drive down the line you can plug that into 3 or even move the dvd one over, it doesnt take long maybe 5 seconds.



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