I'm going to be buying a sata 3 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3) and a new SSD (SATA 3) as my boot/programs disk.
In addition, I will be using my 2 old maxtor diamondback 10's (7200 - 300gb each) for data storage. One of which is SATA 1 and the other is SATA 2 (just to confuse things!)
I want the SSD to be fully independent and running in AHCI, for best performance.
I want the 2 HDD's to be in RAID (seperate from the SSD, to avoid any speed kill).
I am also running an IDE DVD drive in SATA, using a IDE-SATA converter. How will this fit into the configuration and will it work in AHCI mode?
How do i go about setting up this configuration? Or is there a better option?
The motherboard has 6 SATA ports, labelled 0-5. I've no idea what goes where or which ports are controlled by which controllers so some help here would be great!
Any answers here would be really appreciated. Thanks guys!