XP 64bit

By Bishop
Dec 7, 2005
  1. Just a quick question. Will XP 64bit recognize a 200 gig SATA drive or would i need to connect the drive via a controller card? If a controller card is needed what is a good SATA controller card? Thanks.
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    It will recognize any 200GB drive.

    It will also recognize SATA drives, but may require drivers.
  3. Bishop

    Bishop TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    ok, thanks for the help. so no controller card needed, just some drivers for the hardrive (possibly). When you say drivers for the drive,just install them like a controller card, meaning hit F6 when installing the OS. thanks again.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yes, you woudl install by hitting F6 when it asks about if its going to need drivers. Depending on the motherboard you may not need to even do that, I have a K8N-E Deluxe I believe and as long as I don't use the Silicon something SATA spots then I don't need to install the drivers during Windows install.
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