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post #11 of 29
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Also you need the RAID drivers for the raptor and have them on a floppy...when you start loading windows it will say hit f6 to install 3rd party raid drivers...when you hit f6 it will ask for the floppy...you have to do that in order to boot from the SATA drive...hope this helps...TY
Oh! Can I stick the drivers on CD instead of a floppy since I am not going to have one on this build? Thanks much BTW!

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Ok, I am confused, what is the RAID thing you speak of Hehe
    
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post #12 of 29
the RAID/SATA drivers...and you won't be able to use a CD unless your rig has 2 CD drives because if you remove the Windows Install CD you'll error the install out...other than that...maybe some of the other guys here has more experience with installing on a SATA drive and can give some better advice...sorry I can't be of more help
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post #13 of 29
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Oh! Can I stick the drivers on CD instead of a floppy since I am not going to have one on this build? Thanks much BTW!

EDIT:

Ok, I am confused, what is the RAID thing you speak of Hehe
raid consists of atleas 2 identical hard drives that mirror or "stripe" each other for either better performance or added security, if you are getting only one hard drive then dont worry about raid
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post #14 of 29
not speakin or raiding drives...just the drivers for the controller which is a RAID controller...can't load an OS on a SATA drive w/o loading the SATA drivers from DOS
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post #15 of 29
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Wow, lots of stuff that I have not seen yet AHHH. Really, if I ended up having to do this, then I could take the CD-RW drive thats connected in my old comp and just unplug it and stick it in this so I wouldn't have to fully remove the drive (Sense lazyness???) But yeh, I am not going to have two hard-drives, for now, and when I get a second, it will be like a 300gig just for storage. Ima do a bit of reading and perhaps post on the HD forums to enlighten myself.

Thanks much!

http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives...d-se-80gb.html
That seems to be what is being talked about.
    
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post #16 of 29
well does your old system have a floppy drive...if so that makes it simple...strap the floppy to the new system till you get windows installed...problem solved...TY
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post #17 of 29
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well does your old system have a floppy drive...if so that makes it simple...strap the floppy to the new system till you get windows installed...problem solved...TY
Nope :/ I have not owned a flopy drive in a good, hmm, seven years or so haha. If I wanted too I could just get a 10$ floppy drive from Comp USA or Best Buy. We will see what happens.
    
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post #18 of 29
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My comp is ordered. Overnight shipping LOL! So it should be here tomorrow or the next day with Fedex WEEEEE. OH Hell I cant wait!
    
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post #19 of 29
holy **** u payed for overnight!!!well it sounds like u got some money to spare, so with that said look at my videocard and feel my pain, i was thinkin 7800gs! please!
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holy **** u payed for overnight!!!well it sounds like u got some money to spare, so with that said look at my videocard and feel my pain, i was thinkin 7800gs! please!
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Hehe well, the shipping ended up being like 76$ with Fedex 3 day ( I added the artic silver five and a wireless thing for my bro) so the next day was 107$. 30$ more, and I get it tomorrow! Sounded good too me. getting back home early so I'll be there when the crap arrives ^^. If it don't come tomorrow, then it'l come on tueday, no big deal.
    
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