I'm building a new system using a Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 as the main system HDD. My question mainly concerns the initial startup as I haven't any previous experience with SATA equipment. I've heard that when installing a new SATA HDD you are suppose to press f6 or something during windows installation to install the SATA/RAID drivers??
Would the same be true for the very first start up to install windows? Or would the board automatically detect the HDD like it would an IDE drive?
Does a SATA HDD have to be setup in RAID?
Also what is the difference between RAID 0,1, dual RAID setups, I've attempted to read about this, but the explaination has eluded me...
If it helps at all, the board I'm using is an A8V-Deluxe, which has onboard SATA plugs.