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Gigabyte p67A-UD7 Sata ports???

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by geek2_21, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. geek2_21

    geek2_21 Member

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    I finally got around too putting my sandy bridge system together last night. The only issue i had was figuring out the sata ports. Maybe I'm dumb annd blind, but whats marked on the motherboard and whats in the manual doesn't make sense. I want to use the sata 3 ports of course, just not sure whats what. can someone help me out. thanks
     
  2. NewKleer

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    specs page is pretty self-explanatory?

    1.2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (SATA3_0, SATA3_1) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices
    2.4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_2~SATA2_5) supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices

    2 x Marvell 88SE9128 chips:
    1.2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (GSATA3_6, GSATA3_7) supporting up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s devices

    So, dont use SATA2_2-SATA2_5 ports.

    The motherboard seems pretty clear on the labelling of the ports from the images of it - the white are the SATA3_0/1, the 2 to the right(top/above) at the GSATA and the other 4 are the SATA2 ones
     
  3. Matcat

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    the sata 3 ports are the white ones the second set :D EDIT the first set are the marvell sata 6 second set are intel sata 6
     
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  4. jgustrove

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    Your mainboard has SATA-III and SATA-II ports. You HDDs will work in either ports, but their speed is limited to (a) the cable used, 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s and (b) the speed of the HDD.

    Your mainboard's manual should state what color the 6Gb/s ports colors are and the 3Gb/s color. In terms of performance, there's not boost in putting 3Gb/s cables into 6Gb/s, because they'll run at the 3Gb/s speed regardless.
     
  5. NewKleer

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    FYI his question is with reference to the SATA2 port degradation issues
     
  6. Dropbear

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    Use whatever ports you have and feel like


    probability of the sata port issue bugging you in the short term: next to nill.


    get a new motherboard at the end of april.. enjoy.. stop worrying
     
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    Theres no point using the sata 2 ports if it's going to cause issues. Sorry to me it's not that clear. u have port 0 on one side and the port on the othher is the last one. not first ports in the middle. Figured it out now, thanks
     
  8. eva2000

    eva2000 DDR1/DDR2/DDR3 Addict

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    SATA 6G ports are 2 black ones closest to 24pin ATX connector :)
     

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