Thread: SATA Question
September 20th, 2006, 01:15 AM #1
If your installing a SATA drive, not in raid but just a single drive, do you need to install drivers or anything?
Like when first setting up windows, it said press "key" to install scsi or raid driver. I dont need to do anything like that right?
This is with onboard SATA if that matters...and there is no floppy drive on the computer im trying to install it on...
Last edited by Vyx; September 20th, 2006 at 01:27 AM.Gi | Yuu | Jin | Rei | Makoto | Meiyo | Chuugi
September 20th, 2006, 01:50 AM #2
It depends on the SATA chipset and the version of windows you are using.
Windows XP w/ SP2 on the install disc should work with just about any standard SATA controller.
When you get to the partitioning stage of the install...and if it sees your drive(s) - then you are fine.
September 20th, 2006, 01:56 AM #3
It's a Dell dimension 4700 I'm repairing for a friend. I get everything all backed up, all the drivers on a jump drive when it occured to me that i might need a sata driver. I look down and there is no floppy drive and i had no idea what to do lol.Gi | Yuu | Jin | Rei | Makoto | Meiyo | Chuugi
September 20th, 2006, 02:15 AM #4
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For the most part, SATA should be plug and play. Although i have seen many people run into problems, wanting drivers to install and whatnot.
October 12th, 2006, 03:42 AM #5
My board requires me to make a driver disk during the xp install. I have the 939-dualsata2Phenom 1100T @3.8GHz//8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1333//XFX HD6870 Crossfire//Win7 64//3DMark11: P6702
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