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SATA HDD Problem

By jerrynerice ·
Good day, all
I propose to install a Samsung F3 1TB sata hard drive in my XP Pro computer. The motherboard is an Asus A7N8X Deluxe with revision 1 sata connectors.
Will the Samsung hard drive be compatible with the sata revision 1 connectors on the motherboard?
I have heard that I might have to install additional software from Samsung to allow the new hard drive to function properly if it's connected to sata revision 1 connectors, is this true?
I have searched the websites for such software but have been unable to find any.

Is there anyone have ideas of it? Thank you in advance!

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Re: HDD

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to SATA HDD Problem

Given the machine is some 18 years old, it's rather unsure if the motherboard, the BIOS or the OS will support such a big disk. Probably all you can do is try, first as an internal disk, then as an external disk.

If somebody told you need to download additional software from Samsung, ask them for details. It seems rather strange.

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XP? Install? Yes but usually doesn't work. Here's what I found

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to SATA HDD Problem

XP and even then you SHALL be on XP SP3 to give this half a chance. Being this is a technical issue I will try to be as precise as I can.

XP, even SP3 didn't support SATA at first so we had to install not only the service patch (just go to SP3) then we had to get the latest BIOS, enable SATA in the BIOS which could be a disaster on some boards that had IDE SATA options, emulations and maybe more. As of now I doubt many will recall that as well as know your motherboard's idiosyncrasies.

But hey, I know XP SP3 has been seen with 1TB SATA SSDs so it is possible but most have forgotten all the steps along with the nuances of your motherboard.

Finally, I use Samsung SSDs and rarely if ever install the Samsung software not to mention Samsung is highly unlikely to have XP compatible software.

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