This is my first post so be nice...
I have looked all over the place and I have had seen so many diff items and other ppls ideas on this so I hope you can help me out
next week im upgrading to a new system and I will be running the ASUS P5AD2 Premium MB and I will have 2 x WD 200gig SATA drives as well as one 250gig IDE drive
I will be installing xp pro 64 bit on the new system and I wanted to know about SATA Drivers and that
Im not going to be running the drives in RAID I just want them to be 2 normal HDD and I wanted to know do I still need to install the SATA RAID Driver b4 I go on with the new xp install?
As some sites have said that if im just going to be running the 2 SATA drives with out raid I don’t need to other have said I do need to
and if i do need to install the RAID driver what one shoudl i install? as i have fond the silcon image one and the ICH6R
So I am completely confused by this
I have all ready got the SATA Raid driver for the install part (when you hit F6 b4 you start the install)
But I just need to know with the MB do I need to do that? Or will it found the SATA drives right away with out the SATA RAID Driver?
And will it be best to have both HDD in when doing the new install or just the one and get it up and running and then plugging in the 2nd STAT drive as well as the other IDE drive?
I hope that all made sense as it will be my first time playing with SATA and any thing to do with RAID (and I feel I will never even use RAID as it is any way
Many many thanks for helping clear this one up for me