Which of these three Bios settings should I be using for a SATA drive?

By Dominik
Jan 20, 2009
  1. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    depends on the OS that you are booting to.
    1 or 2 for xp and 3 for vista.
  2. Dominik

    Dominik TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey brucethetech, thanks for responding!

    I'm using Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3. Now, what do you mean by "1 or 2 for xp", as in that either one will work equally as well? I've read that if you use the IDE setting with a SATA drive that there will be a significant performance loss as a result. Do you have any idea if that is true? Don't want to settle for less than what my system is capable of, you know.
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