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Is it possible to put one SATA hard drive on a SATA controller (on mobo) and NOT use RAID functions ? I have both IDE controllers full (4 Drives ) thus needing the SATA connection for the new hard drive . I don't want to run two SATA hard drives . Does the bios allow this connection as the master which will have the operating system ?
 

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Yes it can be done. You do not need to have a RAID setup to use the SATA controllers. SATA drives do not have the usual master/slave jumpers. In BIOS you will need to set the SATA as the boot drive. Some mother boards have the ability to set the SATA controller to use either with a SATA or IDE drive. So check your motherboard manual to see if you need to do this in BIOS also. Often SATA is the default setting.

If you are using WinXP you will need SP1.
 
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