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By hdsreserve ·
I currently have a socket 754 Asus K8N mobo with an athlon 64 CPU. I run two IDE hard drives but wish to trash one and replace it with a SATA HD.
How easy is this in terms of installation?

Install Hardware
Format
Install OS
Run additional IDE as slave

How do I know that my mobo is sata ready? Are there any addition steps?

2) Second part:

Is it possible to run the drives on a RAID 0 setup? if so how?

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by ICB's corner In reply to SATA query

I think you must follow these steps:
1.install hardware
you must pay attention to power supply because if your ATX has no power enough, the SATA hdd doesn't work well.
2.modify bios setup to boot on SATA
3.install OS with F6 and SATA driver.
In my opinion you can use your IDE drives with RAID 0. There is a BIOS setup for it.

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by hdsreserve In reply to

It answered wat I kinda knew but didnt give me that extra step like the 2nd answer.

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by ctrservices In reply to SATA query

Go to support.asus.com/, downloads, to download the manual for your MB. It shows how to set up SATA (including the BIOS settings) and RAID. If you won't be using the SATA drive for the OS or have problems getting all drives to work together, repost.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to SATA query

There should have been a floppy that came with the M'Board with the SATA drivers on it, it may be required when you reload the system as there is an option to push the F6 Key to install drivers for SCSI and the like some of the earlier SATA M'Boards required this and it is quite often impossible to install from a CD.

If you no longer have the floppy you'll need to make one up from the M'Board CD there should be a floppy Setup utility on the CD.

If you want to install a RAID you'll defiantly need that Floppy as it has the setup utilities on it although why you would want to have 2 HDD with your OS in it is a bit beyond me but if you set it up that way mirror the drives don't have them striped.

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