Magnetic Data SATA Drive w/ no disc or support?

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jh3si

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I'm building another computer and am still new to "how to install a SATA Drive". MDTglobal.com (HD Manufacturer) no longer provides the link to thier downloads. So how can I get the SATA driver so when I go into Windows XP instillation it will recognize the Hard Drive. I also put in my Windows disc and hit F6, tried all the options but just got error codes. Lost, please help.
 
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If you have the SATA drive plugged directly in to your MB, then you would download the needed driver from the MB manufacturer site. Or if you have a CD that came with the MB then it will be on that. What is your MB make and model?
 

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I do have and put in the Motherboard disc when the computer power was turned on. Nothing happened. I hit F6 when booting with the Windows disc and tried using the MB disc, however I never got anything to happen. My boot priority is CD ROM then Hard Drive. The motherboard is a Biostar CRU51-M9.

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Also do I have to have a floppy drive to install the SATA drives?
 
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Although can create a Windows install CD with the SATA drivers on it (slipstreaming) the usual and "easier" way is to copy the needed drivers to a floppy. So yes you do need a floppy drive--hard to believe isn't it.
 

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Not only do you need a floppy, for some insane reason, it can't even be a USB floppy, even with BIOS USB floppy support! :( I had to actually dig out a real floppy and cable it up to install on this system. :)
 
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