Installing Second Hard Drive Help


Feb 28, 2012
Hi Guys,

I'm kind of a newbie here (first build), but I have a question regarding the installation of a secondary hdd.

My Equipment:
Motherboard: Asrock Extreme4 Gen 3
SSD: Mushkin Chronos 120gb SSD

Recently Purchased:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB 6 gb/s SATA

For my current setup, I have just been using my SSD as my primary and only hard drive (ACHI mode) w/ windows 7 and a few misc. applications installed on it. I just recently purchased a seagate hdd, which will be primarily used for storage and a few applications, depending on the amount of space left on my SSD in the future. I was wondering if I should install my seagate on the same sata 6 gb/s controller as my ssd (thus having it in ACHi mode as well) or install it on a different sata 6 gb/s controller and have the hdd in ide mode?

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!