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I was wondering if anyone has installed a newer drive (ata100) into an Armada M700 and running windows xp home? My particular question is what driver is installed for the ide ata/atapi controllers? If you have an ata (ide/eide) drive does it use the sata ahci controller driver? This is found under device manager.
A SATA drive is not compatible with an IDE connection. It will not fit. They look the same, the connection is different
why won't my laptop work?
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I am well aware of this. I am strictly talking about the controller driver itself. To be more specific, Is the Intel ICH8 SATA AHCI controller universal for SATA and IDE/EIDE drives? If not what controller driver should Windows XP be installing?