Fresh Install SATA HD to Dell Dimension 4600
by skyhawk130 - 4/16/09 11:43 PM
Main Board Intel 865G
Would like to replace E-IDE HD CS with a SATA HD. Two SATA ports visible on the motherboard. CD/DVD Player currently hooked to IDE (Possibly SATA potential). If I plug the SATA HD into the SATA on the motherboard will it be recognized?
Will the CD/DVD continue to be recognized so that I might install a fresh XP Pro installation? Or could I run the CD/DVD player to the 2nd SATA hook on the motherboard? Would it be recognized?
I'm aware of the possible BIOS setting changes that might have to be done. Would I also have to load drivers to gain recognition and would there be a paticuliar order that should occur?