Adding a second drive

I’m adding a 10x Internal Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive to my computer. Is there a preferred socket I should connect the SATA cable to on the mother board or can I use any empty socket?
I'm running Windows 7 (64-bit)


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Unfortunately, you told us nothing of your motherboard so all we can do is guess. That said, it should not matter as long as you are sure the DVD drive is SATA, and you have SATA ports, you should be okay to connect it to any available SATA port.

Thanks for the reply Bill. My computer is a HP Pavilion Elite m9040n. The motherboard is an ASUS IPIBL-LA (HP/Compaq name: Berkeley-GL8E) and has six SATA ports with three available ports. The reason for my post is that the SATA ports are different colors and I was curious if there was any significance to the color coding. Anyway I installed the drive using the next available port and all has been working OK for a week now without any problems.

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