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Posted 30 June 2010 - 11:50 PM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 03:30 AM
You are correct, the PCI SATA controller has its own BIOS, the computer's own BIOS will not be used or needed to recognise the SATA drive. The difficulty you'll have is that Windows XP cannot be expected to directly recognise a SATA drive. Make sure that the SATA controller you get includes in its specification either the ability to operate in IDE emulation mode (makes the SATA drive look like an IDE drive, which will limit the performance gain from an SSD) or provides a Windows XP driver that can be loaded from a floppy drive during the XP installation.
Maybe the host controller card helps the BIOS in seeing the SSD?
Edited by Platypus, 01 July 2010 - 03:35 AM.
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