well i just put my computer together and i was wondering how can i tell which mode my hard drive is in?
i didnt have to install the sata driver with a boot disk like i normally would
i assumed that the motherboard automatically changed it into ide? or did it already have the drivers?
how can i tell if im in sata or ide mode?
Processor : Amd X2 5200
Motherboard: Biostar Tforce 570 Sli
Hard Drive: Western Digital 160 Gb 16Mb Sata 3.0
If all your hard dirves and optical drives are recognized, then the BIOS are set correctly for the drives. Check the mobo manual to see where you can find your drive settings, usually in Advanced and on board devices in the BIOS
The "F6 Drivers" you are referring to are for RAID. SATA doesn't require that you load a driver to run it, any more than you need to load a driver to run an IDE drive.
May I recommend that you google RAID, SATA and IDE and do a little research so that you'll have a better understanding of what your system is running, how it operates, what your system is capable of and all the options available to you. Afterall, you paid for these capabilities in your chipsets and are missing out on some excellent options available to you, like RAID, due to a lack of understanding. RAID 0 is great!