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Old 08-30-2006, 10:34 PM
Phil Latio
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Default Newbie question about SATA connections

Hi

Apologies in advance if this is a dumb question, but Googling doesn't
really answer my query

I have an ASROCK motherboard (939S56-M) which has two SATA connections
on it.
I have two SATA hard disk drives (1 x 80Gb, 1 x 200Gb)

I have the 200Gb drive connected to the primary sata connection, with
the 80Gb connected to the secondary sata connection.
I have the operating system (Win XP Pro SP2) on the 80Gb drive.

Should I change the drive connections round so that the OS drive is
connected to the primary sata connector or is there no performance
benefit to be gained from this?

Many thanks in advance.

Phil


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Old 08-30-2006, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: Newbie question about SATA connections

> I have the 200Gb drive connected to the primary sata connection, with
> the 80Gb connected to the secondary sata connection.
> I have the operating system (Win XP Pro SP2) on the 80Gb drive.
>
> Should I change the drive connections round so that the OS drive is
> connected to the primary sata connector or is there no performance
> benefit to be gained from this?


No benefit at all and possibly many headaches. I'd leave it the way that it
is.



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Old 08-31-2006, 08:31 AM
Phil Latio
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Default Re: Newbie question about SATA connections

Cheers for that Noozer -


Noozer wrote:
> > I have the 200Gb drive connected to the primary sata connection, with
> > the 80Gb connected to the secondary sata connection.
> > I have the operating system (Win XP Pro SP2) on the 80Gb drive.
> >
> > Should I change the drive connections round so that the OS drive is
> > connected to the primary sata connector or is there no performance
> > benefit to be gained from this?

>
> No benefit at all and possibly many headaches. I'd leave it the way that it
> is.



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