Boot from SATA HD after pc build?

By mattyboy_w ·
I am building a new pc, my specs are : ASUS Striker extreme mobo, and 2 SATA 2 HDD (in RAID 0). I need to know if I can boot vista ultimate from a SATA DVD burner and install it onto the 2 HDDs without the need for any drivers. Will it all work, or do i need to buy a floppy drive and install SATA or RAID drivers on it?

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No you will need drivers

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Boot from SATA HD after p ...

Depending on what the RAID Drivers come on will be the deciding factor on what you need. You may be able to copy them onto a Thumb Drive and load them from there, though they will need to be copied to the Root of any device that you use.

Vista Enterprise asks for the A Drive to load the SATA or RAID Drivers from as the default option, and as I haven't played extensively with Vista I'm not sure if it's possible to alter that option but as I always fit a floppy I can not see any reason not to use one. They are very useful when the system falls over and you can use a floppy to fault find where it takes far more to make and use a Bootable CD or DVD.


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