Sata HDD

  Leekid 13:21 06 Sep 04


I'm having problems installing a sata hard drive using a Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 mobo . When I try to install XP after installing Sata drivers first I still get the message no hard drives installed.

I've asked Gigabyte about this and got this reply :

There is a limitation to Windows can only read from IDE 0 and need to map the drive to one of these ports. when you do this you can"t physically use the IDE that you have mapped it to. So normally put your dvd/cd on the first ide0 and then you will not put a physicall conection on the IDE 1 as this will cause a conflict.

If you have only one SATA HDD or two SATA HDDs need to work independently, it will need to set it to "BASE" configuration.

In the BIOS - Make sure the "Onboard H/W Serial ATA " is enable and set the "Serial ATA Function" to "BASE"under the "Integrated Peripheral".

You need to prepare the RAID driver on the floppy disk.
1) Browse the M/B utility CD.
2) Open the "bootdrv" folder.
3) Double click "Menu".
4) Type the number for the needed driver (Sil). It will copy the driver to the floppy disk automatically.

When you boot from the CD and the Windows setup screen comes up, press "F6" to install the 3rd party driver and follow the instruction to install the OS

It's the first paragraph I don't understand. What does it mean and how do I map the drive to one of these ports?

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