Adding a SATA HDD

  daba 20:40 22 Dec 08

I want to install a 320 GB SATA HDD in my Windows 2000 Pro setup, which has two 80GB IDE drives.

Eventually I want to replace the 2 IDE's, and put all the stuff onto the SATA. Lazy me doesn't wan't to reinstall Windows etc.

But Windows needs the additional driver for the SATA, which I think enables the SATA as Boot drive, and can only be patched into Windows at SetUp time.

Does anyone know if it possible to get this driver installed into the existing Windows - i.e. as if I were just adding a SATA as a slave.

  Technotiger 20:44 22 Dec 08
  daba 01:03 24 Dec 08

Opted to put the SATA in the lad's PC as he needed a clean install anyway.

Had to buy him a FDD to install the SATA driver during Windows Setup, but apart from that everything went clean as a whistle.

Must say I am impressed with the performance boost from using SATA, despite what I have read that the increase in marginal - the new install just flies !!

This just might make me go SATA as well....

  ambra4 01:11 24 Dec 08

With this adapter you can use you IDE motherboard and install a SATA drive or if you have a SATA

motherboard and want to install a IDE drive the same adapter will work you would also need to get a

SATA power cable adapter if you install a SATA drive

IDE to SATA & SATA to IDE Bi-Directional Adapter

click here

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