This feels like a pretty newbie question, but a search didn't turn up an answer.
Last night, I tried to help a buddy setup a new machine using a WD Velociraptor and a Gigabyte EP45-UD3L (spec). This didn't work - we couldn't install either Win7 or Vista. (Yes, we tried using F6 drivers.) We checked the compatability sheet for the Velociraptor, which says the only Intel controllers supported are the RAID controllers (ie, a ICH10R.)
My buddy decided he would return the Velociraptor, and get a Caviar instead. I started looking at the compat sheets for those, and it seems like the entire Caviar line (green, blue, black) only lists the R versions of the Intel controllers. Is that accurate? Does anyone know if we can use a Caviar Blue or Green with an ICH10 (not ICH10R)?