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  1.    15 Apr 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    If it works it works.. what's the harm??
    That is NOT the correct way to wire your hard drives. In some cases could even slow access to C drive down a bit. Read any instructions on how to properly install your hard drives sometime Jeff....
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  2.    15 Apr 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    @OldMike65 apparently has CDO. It's like OCD but in alphabetical order, like it should be.
    Wrong...its CDE in this case...
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    That is NOT the correct way to wire your hard drives. In some cases could even slow access to C drive down a bit. Read any instructions on how to properly install your hard drives sometime Jeff....
    Mike.. get a grip. I've been doing this for a very long time.
    Save your time.. it works.. that's all that matters.

    Really.. some people.
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Mike.. get a grip. I've been doing this for a very long time.
    Save your time.. it works.. that's all that matters.

    Really.. some people.
    Hey it was you that made the comment!!!! I've been doing this a LONG TIME too sir. The way I suggested is the proper way to setup ANY hard drive. I don't really care if you don't follow the correct procedure ....user has a right to know the correct way. Then its their choice.
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  5.    15 Apr 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Hey it was you that made the comment!!!! I've been doing this a LONG TIME too sir. The way I suggested is the proper way to setup ANY hard drive. I don't really care if you don't follow the correct procedure ....user has a right to know the correct way. Then its their choice.
    It really doesn't matter... but have it your way.
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  6.    15 Apr 2016 #16
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    Not that I have extensive experience in this specific context, but I thought all that mattered given a choice of SATA ports was that, if the ports had different speed capabilities, you choose a port for your device that gets the device up to its potential. Example, if you have 2 x 3 Gb/s ports and 2 x 6 Gb/s ports and you buy a SATA III SSD, make sure you hook it up to a 6 GB/s port.

    Is there more to it than that?
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  7.    15 Apr 2016 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    Not that I have extensive experience in this specific context, but I thought all that mattered given a choice of SATA ports was that, if the ports had different speed capabilities, you choose a port for your device that gets the device up to its potential. Example, if you have 2 x 3 GB/s ports and 2 x 6 GB/s ports and you buy a SATA III SSD, make sure you hook it up to a 6 GB/s port.

    Is there more to it than that?
    From all the reading I've done.. no. That's about it. Match the speed of the port currently with the drive speed and your set.
    But most if not all modern MB's use SATIII now
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  8.    15 Apr 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    From all the reading I've done.. no. That's about it. Match the speed of the port currently with the drive speed and your set.
    But most if not all modern MB's use SATIII now
    OK, sounds right. But, not being an expert on that, I'm all ears... guess really we ought to hear from OP before this thread goes down the proverbial rabbit hole.

    (yeah, corrected my speed units in prior post from GB/s to Gb/s, just so...)
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  9.    15 Apr 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Word Man View Post
    OK, sounds right. But, not being an expert on that, I'm all ears... guess really we ought to hear from OP before this thread goes down the proverbial rabbit hole.

    (yeah, corrected my speed units in prior post from GB/s to Gb/s, just so...)
    I've had my PC set up with the c in the 1 and 0 SATA and I noticed no difference in speed.
    I'll try it again tomorrow morning and report back but I don't expect to see any real difference.

    The only issue I can see is if someone does a clean instillation and the forget that their data is assigned to 0
    and they delete that drive.

    It can happen..

    The only issue that I can see if someone does a clea
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  10.    15 Apr 2016 #20
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    Which partitions can I delete?


    C:\WINDOWS\system32>reagentc /info
    Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and system reset configuration
    Information:
    Windows RE status: Enabled
    Windows RE location: \\?\GLOBALROOT\device\harddisk2\partition5\Recove
    ry\WindowsRE
    Boot Configuration Data (BCD) identifier: b06b6c05-aa9e-11e5-833b-0c8bfd7403
    19
    Recovery image location:
    Recovery image index: 0
    Custom image location:
    Custom image index: 0

    REAGENTC.EXE: Operation Successful.



    I appreciate the most vigorous responses. As I indicated Macrium Reflect will not run and the error message says because of too many partitions having to do with shadow copies. I think I best find something in place of Macrium Reflect.

    I have used Acronis TI (itís time to change) for several years and the C partitions have been restored several times. I donít know how that might relate to the SATA connections, but no hardware has been changed.

    Arc, if I need all 4 partitions on disc 2 to run Windows I think youíre telling me I need to make my 2 separate identical storage hard drives (originally named D:\ and E:\) into a single partition.

    Word Man. The Partition 5 on disc 2 appears to be Windows RE. However I see only 4 partitions on disc 2. Which, if any would be safe to delete?



    OldMike65. Like you, I am bothered by the confusing designations. How do you know about the SATA cables and how would you suggest I straighten things out.
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