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We've got this connector oriented correctly, so we're going to plug it into the drive. Connect the Data Cable to the Drive 2:17-4:21 With the power connected, the next step is to connect the drive to the SATA interface on the motherboard. Now be aware, that on rare occasions, you may encounter a system that has a SATA card installed in an expansion slot on the motherboard. For example, the motherboard may have an older SATA 2 interface integrated into the motherboard hardware, so to get better performance, a SATA 3 board has been installed in an expansion slot, and this is done to increase the disk I/O throughput speed. If this is the case, you'll need to use the SATA connectors on the card instead of the motherboard. Now, on a modern motherboard you probably won't see this. You'll probably just use the SATA connectors on the motherboard itself. So that's what we're going to do here. First I'll connect the SATA data cable to the drive itself, and notice that the SATA data cable is keyed just like the SATA power connector. Make sure you have the connector oriented correctly before you try to plug it in. If you can't get the cable to plug in properly, don't force it. Most likely you're trying to do it upside down. Next, we need to connect the other end of the cable to the motherboard. Notice that this motherboard actually has several different SATA connectors available. Now technically, you could connect it to any one of these different SATA connectors. However, be aware that it is a best practice to connect the boot drive, which is the one that will have the operating system installed on it, to the lowest numbered SATA connector on the motherboard, such as SATA 0.This is because, by default, the BIOS of the UFI firmware on this motherboard will look for an operating system on the drive connected to this connector when the system boots. It is the end of the world if you choose to use a different SATA connector? No. You'll just have to manually configure the boot drive in the BIOS or the UFI firmware configuration. However, for our purposes, let's just save ourselves the trouble and actually connect the drive to the lowest numbered SATA connector. Now notice that the other end of the SATA data cable is also keyed just like the other end, so again, you need to make sure you have it oriented correctly before you try to connect it. If you do, it should connect very easily, like this. If you don't, it won't go in at all, don't try to force it, just turn it over and try it again. Verify Drive Detection 4:22-5:42 Now with this done, the next step is to boot the system and verify that the drive has been detected by the BIOS or the UFI firmware. And this is really nice, because back in the old days, the BIOS did not auto-detect the hard disk drives connected to the storage interface, instead we had to go in and manually configure the drive geometry, which consisted of the number of cylinders, heads and sectors per track for each drive, and if you did it wrong, the drive would appear to be smaller than it actually was, and if you really messed these parameters up, the drive wouldn't work at all.
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