Serial ATA (Native XP Support?)

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Serial ATA (Native XP Support?)

Will Windows XP support SATA drives out of the box? I'm building a PC and to save space on my IDE/ATA cables I want to use a serial ATA hard drive. If I use only a SATA drive will windows recognize it when I first boot up my machine post assemly and install windows on it?

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WinXP has no problems with SA

WinXP has no problems with SATA.

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Sata drives are invisible to

Sata drives are invisible to windows xp. XP will act totally normal only faster.

One nice thing about the mothterboard that i have at my work is that i can choose whichever ide port to boot from incase i have multiple drives with multiple operating systems on them. So with the sata ports, that gives me a total of 6 onboard ide drive ports that i could have on my system without the need for an external ide card.

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