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SATA Driver needed?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by pcknight, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. pcknight

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    I am just about to install a SATA Hard Drive and just want to know if i will need a SATA driver? The Operating system is XP Professional with SP2 already in it. Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Messiah Khan

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    99% of the time.. no. Very rarely you might need SATA drivers, but if I was you i'd just go ahead with the install.
     
  3. pcknight

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    Thanks. I will give it a go.
     
  4. kleox64

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    Only if your using RAID or/and your using a discreet SATA controller i.e. not native to the motherboard chipset (Silicon image for example).
     
  5. NightmareXX

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    I've got a SATA Western Digital Raptor and windows finds that during setup just like a normal drive :) No worries.
     
  6. pcknight

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    Great, so its not down to the Motherboard but it is down to having XP with SP2?
     
  7. NightmareXX

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    No other way around :p It IS down to the motherboard AFAIK. Your mobo disk should have some SATA drivers on it anyway however windows will work perfectly with the generic ones.
     
  8. pcknight

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    Well, all done and no SATA drivers needed. All went fine. Didn't need 3rd party drivers! Thanks guys.