SATA Bootable?

  dumb_haddik 08:53 28 Mar 2006

I have recently heard of the benefits of buying a SATA/SATA-II drive and have been considering it. My motherboard, currently an AsRock K8NF4G-SATA2 supports sata/sata-II, and asrock have kindly supplied me with the cables to get me started.

What i am wondering, is can i set up a SATA-II drive to act as the master, and have ordinary IDE HDDs as my slaves?

And also, can i then set the sata to boot Windows XP?

I am also wondering: do satas look and act the same way from within Windows XP?

  xania 09:00 28 Mar 2006

I only have SATA on my PC - boots just fine. I did connect a second IDE drive for a short time, and this was seen and worked like a slave despite being master in IDE1.

  Madscot_uk 11:48 28 Mar 2006

I have an IDE drive as a master & a SATA-II drive as slave, with the ide drive set as master. So i assume if you set the ide jumpers to slave it will be recognised thus.

As for xp i recently re-installed xp (changed 40Gb for 120Gb) with all the files i was likely to need on the sata. I found that windows xp needs sp1 to see large drives, so i couldnt access it.

As for within my computer they show up exactly the same as a conventional drive

  Totally-braindead 12:17 28 Mar 2006

Yes, yes and yes.

  dumb_haddik 11:41 02 Apr 2006

So, if i have SP2, i can boot from a 160GB Sata/Sata-II?

  terryf 11:43 02 Apr 2006


  dumb_haddik 11:46 02 Apr 2006

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