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Thread: ASUS P4P800 and SATA WD Help please!

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    ASUS P4P800 and SATA WD Help please!

    Hello,

    I'm planning on purchasing a Western Digital 200GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model WD2000JD. I have a P4P800 MoBo.

    I have an existing installation of Windows XP that I have been using for a couple of years now. I am using EIDE Drives.

    This will be my first SATA drive, so I'll apreciate a little guidance. I wanted to buy the drive for extra storage space.

    My question is:
    Can I just hook the drive with my pre-existing installation or do I have to reinstall Windows XP? What should I watch out for and what could you advise me?Are there any special procedures with SATA drives that I should be aware of?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Meguna

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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    just install the card and plug the drive in...boot into xp and install the sata drivers. then just go into computer management and format the drive



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    Thank you for answering,

    However, what "card" are you refering to when you say install the card? Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I am sort of confused. Does the drive come with a card?

    Thanks again

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    if your mobo doesnt have sata connectors then you would need to buy a sata pci card. like a promise card for ide drives.



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    With a P4P800 motherboard, no additional drivers are needed, you just need to enable the SATA drive in the BIOS.

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    Thx guys, I'll go ahead and order the drive then....

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    Just make sure that your motherboard supports SATA. My P4P800 deluxe does.

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