please move if needed. the mobo has 4 sata ports of different colors, blue, dark blue, white, orange, and one esata black. the photo I have identifies that white is for C drive, orange is for a secondary drive, dk blue is for first optical drive, and lite blue is for a second optical drive. the photo also says that either blue port could be used for a third hdd. my desktop uses different ports for these same connections. does this mean that any of the 4 ports could be used for any device, hdd or optical drive? I installed a third party cloning app that can clone 2 hdds at the same time. currently I have one unused port of the 4. is this the port I would use for the third hdd? so I can clone both at the same time? is the clone speed reduced or stay the same? I will clone one at a time if needed. somehow one hdd failed. the system rejects the drive no matter what I try to do with it. I bought 2 hdds with win7 pre written to them.those are the two I want to clone to save time reinstalling 35 apps! is this possible?