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Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H questions

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After many years with AMD I thought I'd give Intel a try again(yes I know it's better)
My Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H should be here in around 2-3 days so I have a couple of questions before unpacking
1- there are 4 SATA 6GB connectors(5 actually) two grey and two white,2 are driven off of the Intel Z77 Express chipset, while the two grey SATA 6 Gb/s ports are managed by a Marvell controller Which one should I use(mainly for my SSD)
2 - There are 2 LAN ports, one on the right driven by an Intel controller, and the other by an Atheros controller. again which one offers best performance?
And while I'm at it what software should I use to format my SSD and prep it for the new installation?
Thx in advance
 

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SSD: Intel First.


LAN: Intel First. You can just disable the Atheros LAN in BIOS if not needed.

SSD prep: Let Windows handle it, install with no other drives connected except DVD if needed.
 
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Tirana,Albania
System Name Th3 R3D X
Processor Intel Core i5 2500K @ 4.0Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H
Cooling CoolerMaster V6GT
Memory Kingston KHX1866C9D3T1K2/8GX @2133Mhz(11-13-13-32)
Video Card(s) ASUS Radeon HD6950 2GB CrossfireX
Storage Hyper X 3K 90GB(OS+BF3),WD 500 + Samsung HD502HJ
Display(s) Samsung P2350,Full HD,2ms
Case Cooler Master HAF X
Audio Device(s) OnBoard
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro 850W
Software Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
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SSD prep: Let Windows handle it, install with no other drives connected except DVD if needed.
No special software needed to fully format,write zeros or whatever?
Thanks!