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jadinolf
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[Parts Check] Can anyone help a SATA dummy?

Here's my new low budget Windows 7 computer.

SATA is new to me so I have a simple question.

Can I plug my hard drive and DVD burner into any of the SATA connectors on the motherboard? Curious about how Windows assigns the drive letters.

Thanks all
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Chrno

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Yes. The way Windows assigns drive letters have nothing with which port the device is plugged into.



jadinolf
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Many thanks Chrno


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Sata is kind of like ide cable select which I ran my systems as since I hated master/slave assignments with moving jumpers, but if you only have one hdd it's not really an issue. If you have more than one hdd I would suggest making sure the detected order in the bios is correct, or installing with only one hdd connected, then after the installation is complete then make sure it's the booting drive in the bios. Pretty simple really.
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jadinolf
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Thanks BlitzenZeus



jadinolf
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Success!!

bbear2
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Your mainboard numbers the SATA jacks 1 to n. Your BIOS sees them as 1 through n as well; exact same physical mapping in terms of where you plugged them in. The OS does a logical mapping to then assign the common drive letters C: D: E: etc.



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said by jadinolf:

Success!!

Looking good.

Nice Obama chia pet.


jadinolf
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My sister gave it to me for Christmas 2011.

I've tried 100 times to give it away.
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jadinolf
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said by bbear2:

Your mainboard numbers the SATA jacks 1 to n. Your BIOS sees them as 1 through n as well; exact same physical mapping in terms of where you plugged them in. The OS does a logical mapping to then assign the common drive letters C: D: E: etc.

Thanks. If you weren't so far away, I would have asked you to come down and give me a hand.

As it turns out, it was a piece of cake.
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If the HDD is SATA3 you would want to plug it into the SATA3 port (grey one near the edge) for a negligible performance increase.



jadinolf
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said by Da Man:

If the HDD is SATA3 you would want to plug it into the SATA3 port (grey one near the edge) for a negligible performance increase.

I doubt that it is. I bought it used on eBay BUT I am very happy with it the way it is.

This computer was built to replace a Celeron computer that I built in 2006 and ruined by trying to update the BIOS. I broke my own rule and lived to regret it.
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