My priority is to the drive

You need to install two SATA drives into a new computer system. What determines which drive has boot priority?

A) The jumpers on the drive

B) The location of the drive on the cable

C) The BIOS setting

D) The cable select option

E) The one that looks like more of a leader

The answer: C) The BIOS setting

With SATA drives, a single drive is connected to a single port on the motherboard. There are no cable settings or jumpers required to set priorities. You can change the boot priority of the drives from the configuration options in your PC’s BIOS.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Storage Devices.”

Today’s personal computer can use many different storage devices, and there are important considerations for the installation and configuration of each type. In this episode, you’ll learn how to install PATA drives, SATA drives, and you’ll learn how to properly install and care for external removable drives.