Originally Posted by Smartpart
Can my sata data go on any slot on the mobo I want or does there have to be an order? I have 6 SATA slots on my sb and 2 on a Gigabyte sata2 w/e that is.
Second question. My case has 3 fans, and a front panel speed controller. Coming off the front panel is a male power and a female plug that is the output from the controller. Also off the front panel is power plug. Off all the case fans are a male and female plug. I use the male to connect to the power supply. How in the heck am I supposed to get the female output connected to anything?
The 2 Purple SATA connections & the IDE connector are controlled by the GIGABYTE SATA2 chip. It will also give you RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD across the 2 SATA connectors & the IDE connector.
The 6 Orange SATA connections are controlled by the SouthBridge chip. It will also give you RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 on the 6 Orange SATA connectors.
... as you've already stated.
With regards to connecting a Hard Drive just go in order. So if you have 1 drive then connect it to either GSATAII0(Purple) or SATAII0(Orange). Again if you use 2 drives then use the 2 purple connectors or 2 of the orange connectors.
With regards to the Male/Female molex connectors on the fans? This is when you use the fans directly from a molex coming from the PSU. And having both sexes means you can connect the fan to the power supply and then connect the other end to a drive or the next fan. Because you have a controller you won't want to connect the female molex to anything else.