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    installing sata drives.

    thinking about getting a 76gb raptor for my set up,this will be the only hd in my system when installing xp will i have to install any drivers beforehand?

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    you will need a driver for your sata controller on a floppy. press f6 at the early point in the xp installer you're asked to do so, feed it your floppy.

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    If the sata controller is not part of the mobo chipset then you will need drivers on a floppy.

    Copy them to the floppy (make sure they're not in a folder just on the disk) and when installing press f6 when it prompts during the setup. after a short while it come to a screen where you can point it at the drivers and proceed.

    It's a good idea to have a disk on standby anyway even if the sata is part of the mobo chipset as people have sometimes been having problems.

    It's situations like this which make me keep a floppy still in this day and age.

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    theres a floppy that came with my mobo (dfi nf4 ultra d).

    sata raid driver disk
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    silicon image 3114
    rev.1.0

    will that be the one to use?

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    If I just bought a SATA drive as a third HDD (already have 2 IDE's), I'm assuming all I have to plug it in and away I go!?
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    wouldnt you be better off having the sata as your boot drive and the ide for storage?

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    Why, how much faster would it boot up?
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