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Old 11th June 2006
Lives for gear

Originally Posted by Dysanfel
Since SATA drives are not automatically supported under WindowsXP installation, you must install 3rd party drives to get XP to see the drive for installation. This can be a real pain in the butt unless you know what your doing or are lucky. Some people just don't like to fool with it since they are not recording to their Windows drive anyways.
who told you that

in most cases it simply doesnt matter, as far as the higher level OS and programs are conserned PATA and SATA are the same they are both IDE drives. the issue can arise with some mobos when they tie the SATA controler to RAID. as the cheeper boards dont have a real hardware RAID system you have to jump through hoops to install a software RAID system. if you arnt tied to a bs raid system then it simply doesnt matter.