Hint: installing XP on SATA drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ElementalDragon, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Heh. i get the feeling that someones gonna come in here and say "it's a pain". but... it doesn't have to be. For those of you who keep installing the SATA RAID drivers when it asks for drivers before installing windows, read more into it. it doesn't ask for SATA RAID drivers, only RAID. If you're using only one SATA drive, and your mobo has an on-board SATA controller, Check in your BIOS. I just installed mine, and there was a setting in my BIOS that could only be seen by doing that Ctrl + f1 thing (GigaByte 8IK1100 rev. 2.0 mobo) that automatically made a drive connected to a SATA channel as a RAID drive. all i did was disable that, and *poof*, Windows was able to install as if it were a normal old IDE drive. Surprisingly.... it also eliminated that Clicking noise i always heard when i would shut down my comp.
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I think it also matters where, physically on the mobo, where the drive controller is: southbridge or pci bus.
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    is there even a mobo that puts it near the PCI bus? i've only ever seen them located near the IDE channels.
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    From GigaByte 8IK1100 rev. 2.0 manual
    Hitting Ctrl+F1 to get into advanced bios setting does not apply to all boards and maybe it is only Gigabyte boards.I feel you should have maybe named the topic "Hint:installing on SATA drive on Gigabyte mainboard" and not just "Hint:installing on SATA drive " as the info you give will not work on all boards so people may get confused as to why it does not work with their board.​
     
  5. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    reason i didn't name the thread that is because there is probably a setting for it on any mobo with an on-board SATA controller.
     
  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    you're thinking the PCI slots. PCI is more than physical slots...it's a bus :)

    the physical location plays little part in how the SATA controller communacates with other components.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Not "near". "Connected to" the PCI bus.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Thanks for the clarification guys. What I really meant was if the SATA controller chip communicates with the PCI bus or with the southbridge controller.