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SATA install help

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Last response: in Storage
March 6, 2006 5:03:30 PM


does anyone know of any articles on how to install a sata drive?

I have an adaptor and a sata drive installed and the system recognizes it is there but i see nowhere in the readme or help files on how to install the drivers.

any help is greatly appreciated.

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March 6, 2006 5:20:37 PM

Does windows recognize it as a drive, and assign it a letter?

If so, you don't need to install any drivers.

If not, you'll probably just have to stick in the CD/disk that came with your controller and install it.
March 7, 2006 2:27:44 PM

are you running windows XP sp2? if you are then it should have built in support for SATA. if you dont then you should upgrade i guess or check the manufacturer website for drivers.
if you right click my computer->manage
under disk management, do you see the SATA drive? if you do, you might just need to format it. make sure you format the right drive.
March 10, 2006 8:16:34 AM

You're running an SATA PCI card? If windows has configured the card but can't see the drive, all you need to do is make a partition on the drive in Disk Management.