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Thread: Sata Hard Drive Installation HELP!!

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    How do SATAs work, cuz im just startin up my new comp right now and i dont know if i hooked up the hard drive correctly. Its a seagate barricuda 160 gig sata hd. Do i need any drivers or anything??

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    the comp detects the drive(i think), but i need to know how to set it up in bios

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    What motherboard?
    Does the drive show up in Computer Management and has it been formatted yet?

    Inquiring minds want to know...
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    gigabyte technology nforce 4 ultra u remeber the other post dont u =) im finally helping him set it up


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    do we use the red or the yellow cable? I'm connecting it throught the red cable but it finds the device but saids it not valid, saids 147gb
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soul814

    do we use the red or the yellow cable? I'm connecting it throught the red cable but it finds the device but saids it not valid, saids 147gb
    What are the red and yellow cables?
    A SATA data cable is a SATA data cable irregardless of the color.

    Right click on My Computer and select "manage".
    In the window that appears select your new SATA drive and format it...Windows cannot "see" the drive until you do this.

    147GB is right...the discrepancy is due to the way that manufacturers describe the size as opposed to the way Windows does.
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    we cant install windows because it does not recognize a hard drive

    we are using a brand new hard drive there is no other hard drives installed
    Last edited by ooo; 08-14-2005 at 05:27 PM.

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    Heed the great wisdom from the North...

    Listen to lynx advice in the quote.
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    The only problem with SATA is that it is too new for the drivers to be included with XP, so you need to use the driver diskette (provided with the mobo) when installing XP. Not a problem, just press F6 when the prompt comes up, then insert the diskette and off it goes. Always assuming you've included a floppy drive.
    AHA! Gotcha.

    This is not true anymore.
    Nforce4 boards present the SATA drives to Windows as an IDE drive...no driver/ floppy/F6 is required.

    You only need to F6 a driver in if you are RAIDing.
    Busy whittling a IDE drive in the cold.
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 08-14-2005 at 05:43 PM.

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    lol yea lol u need a floppy only problem my friend has a notebook without a floppy device =/ and im no where near my house lol i brought over my floppy drive to install xp but we cant create a nice driver

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    Don't you have the diskette that is provided with the motherboard?
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 08-14-2005 at 05:44 PM.

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    we have the cd any ideas>?
    Last edited by ooo; 08-14-2005 at 06:00 PM.

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