still have to mess round with drivers for SATA300 at OS install?? Tags: Hard Drives Drivers Windows XP Storage Last response: December 4, 2007 1:26 PM in Storage Share uk_dave December 4, 2007 10:40:05 AM hi, couple of years ago when i did my last OS install (XP) on to a SATA 300 hard drive (Hitachi Deskstar), i remember i had to mess around with drivers on a floppy disk and hitting F6 mid-OS-install. will i still have to do all that now, when i put together a new XP build, with brand new mobo and new HD (still SATA 300, e.g. Samsung F1)?? ...if yes, what about Vista? same action needed during OS install to get SATA2 drive recognised&working? Thanks!! More about : mess round drivers sata300 install evongugg a b G Storage December 4, 2007 10:55:50 AM If you connect your SATA drive to the non-Raid ports you won't need a F6 driver. Configure it as IDE, not RAID, not AHCI in the bios. Same applies to Vista also. uk_dave December 4, 2007 12:33:30 PM great, thanks Related resources Installing Mac OS on a windows based laptop - Forum I7 2600K $2.5K build- Ordering Now- Your Ideas Welcome! - Forum Bios settings and connection of SSD ga-x58a-ud5 - Forum Pavilion 725n in a big mess - Forum New mobo, still use same OS ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer p05esto December 4, 2007 1:16:49 PM DO you know how long it took me back in the day to figure out the F6/RAID drivers needed on a new build using SATA drives? LIKE ALL FRICKING DAY. I was pissed as hell and that was by far the most frustrating computer build ever! aBg_rOnGak December 4, 2007 1:26:29 PM Rilex man, chill out...just use nLite to integrate those driver(s) and you're all set... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumASUS X79 System Design Contest Round 3 ForumComputer Mess Up.. ForumMore Raid 5 Problems ForumPossible Hardware Failure - OS wont boot even with Clean Install ForumGraphics Mess Up (gtx 460 SE) ForumKingston SSD Slow Write Speed Issues ( Drivers ?) ForumSSD installed as Secondary Slave. Problem? ForumOS 98 still best game OS ? ForumHelp me choose a laptop please ForumThe Southbridge Battle: nforce 6 MCP vs. ICH7 vs. ICH8 ForumWarning About Installing Windows on AHCI-enabled Controllers ForumBought new SSD, fresh OS install but first... (beware noob questions) Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumHelp with Raid 5 or 10 ForumAny way to install an OS without a cd-rom? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !