Install non-RAID 2TB SATA Drive

September 20, 2010 at 16:19:35
Specs: Windows XP, 2Gb
I have a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB SATA hard drive I'm trying to add to my Windows XP box. I currently have two IDE drives installed that are working properly. When I add the new 2TB drive via one of the 4 SATA ports, I get an error at startup that says "no RAID" and says I can hit <tab> to configure. When I hit tab it takes me to a RAID configurator, but I can only view the serial number of the new drive. I can't create or delete a RAID array. I can't find any settings in the BIOS to fix this either.

My motherboard is an Asus K8N-VM.

Any help is appreciated.

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September 20, 2010 at 16:24:01
"no raid" is an informational message. ignore it. there is nothing wrong.

you can not create a raid array with a single drive.

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September 20, 2010 at 18:46:35
I know. I don't want raid. I just don't understand why XP won't recognize it. It shows up in the hard drive list in the BIOS, but won't show in My Computer or Disk Mgmt.

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September 20, 2010 at 19:52:36
xp doesn't have a native sata driver. you need to install it before xp will see the drive.

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September 21, 2010 at 06:38:28
wanderer is correct - you need to install the SATA drivers. Here's a link to your board:

And here's a link to the nvidia drivers package for the GeForce 6100 / nForce 410 chipset combo....the SATA drivers are part of the package:

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