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OK. Thanks for helping :whistling:
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Ive ordered A AMD Athlon 64 3800+, ASRock 939 DUAL-SATA2, Hiper Type-R 580W, 250GB Maxtor SATA2 16mb cache. The only trouble is that i dont have a floppy drive as i never used the one i had and i need one to run the drivers for SATA2. The ASRock MB has a "IDE" mode could i install windows in IDE then install the drivers for SATA2 and run it in SATA mode?

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Or you could get a floppy drive they cost like 2 or 3 pounds at the most mines was 3.45 for the silver(silver 50p more). Handy things to have for when things hit the fan. Alot of diagnostic tools use it as well and other things not just SATA need floppy for drivers.

You can install on IDE but it will be performance drop.
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What would the speed be of IDE mode?
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If you don't intend to install RAID you don't need to install drivers.
Non raid SATA/SATAII will be detected by OS like ide hard disk.

check Page 21
939Dual-SATA2 manual
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Yeah I saw but it said you need the SATA2 Drivers to load the OS. Ive seen alot of SATA2 problems with this board so could I load it in IDE mode then install the SATA2 drivers and change the mode to SATA?
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