Hi, there, how are you all?
I am experiencing a problem with this SATA nonsense. I have an IDE harddrive as my main HDD, I wish to keep it this way as I don't want to re-install windows, I basically don't have the time to go about fiddling with all of that again and stuff. So I bought myself an SATA HDD, I know my motherboard can acceept it, it has 4 SATA slots. So I plugged it in and there are no jumpers, I thought great!! Then I powered on and the RAID system seems to recognise that it's there, but Windows does not. Again I thought to myself, thanks Windows, ya damn fool. I went and searched for the rivers (Hitachi Deskstar) and their (Hitachi's) website told me that WinXP already has the drivers! So one problem down. I searched over the internet and changed various settings in both my BIOS and RAID utilities, but to no avail. Once even completely losing the ability to boot. But I solved that. It's lucky I have a laptop available to find answers if this thing completely fails..
So basically. I am looking for a step by step guide, that comes in after I plug the SATA in. and I will say again. I wish to use my IDE as the primary harddrive running the OS and the SATA as storage. Don't ask me why, it's just easier for me this way :P
I hope someone can help! And thanks.