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Ihave amaxtor diamondmax plus 9 120gb sata/150 hdd iam not shure of the sata cable plasements from hdd to comp.

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Any of the Sata ports on the mainboard is sufficient but go for "0" or "1" because they may already be enabled. Couple things though... 1.) go into set-up and make sure the port is enabled 2.) make sure you are using the correct data cable for your Hard drive. (trust me on this one, I learned the hard way!)

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