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  1. Skofab's Avatar
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    Disk order shown in disk Management

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    I read somewhere that the C directory disk should ideally be Disk 0 - as you will see, my three internal disks do not follow this pattern.

    Do I need to swap the signal leads at the motherboard end to correct this - or does it not really matter. I confess I do like to see detail where the main drive is listed first
    Will this work, or it it not to be advised or have adverse consequences.
    Thanks in advance for your comments
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    It doesn't really matter. It's up to your personal preference. If you do switch your hard drive cables, you might also have to go into BIOS setup and change the boot order to point to the first SATA port if it doesn't do it automatically.
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    Historically, the only time the disk connections really mattered was with the PATA/Parallel ATA cable that could be connected to 2 physical HDDs. One end of the 40/80 conductor cable went to the motherboard, the other end to the Master drive and the middle plug for the Slave drive. The Master was the boot/system drive. The drives could be jumpered as Master or Slave but the more recent setups were CS/Cable Select for both which the cable determined.
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  4. Skofab's Avatar
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    Happy to relate that a cable swap did the job, without any other changes /repercussions.
    Me being pedantic I suppose - but I found this quirk very annoying.
    Thanks everyone
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  5. Skofab's Avatar
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    The very next day, there was a flicker on the screen - I dont know why.

    However, later I went into disk management out of curiosity, to see that the new order was still in evidence. To my surprise, everything had reverted back to the original 'misorder' - although no further cable changes had been made.
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