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    Sata Optical drive booting.

    I planned on having an all sata rig for my next build but recently read that you cant boot from a sata optical drive.

    I had never heard of this before and have assumed that you
    would be able to.

    What I want to know most is can I use a sata optical drive to install windows XP (SP2 version) like I would with an IDE one.

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    It works fine on my PC, XP SP2 with maxtor sata's

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    Works Fine on my ASUS Commando. Drive is Samsung SH-S183A
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    Thanks thats good to know.

    I'm now wondering why it was stated that as a problem in the
    Mag I read.

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    Hmm...windows can be a problem to install, for me SP1 worked but SP2 didn't...still not sure why(nor care), possibly sata drivers?.

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    SP2 generally does not require you to press F6 and load SATA drivers at the beginning of the install - did not with 2 new ASUS (Commando and M2V) i recently bought.
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