Recently a friend asked me to help him build a computer. Now I took a class in high school on computer maintenance and repair... it wasn't much, and I in no way consider myself a computer tech... but I have been able to build multiple machines... and troubleshoot both hardware and software. I'm a bit rusty as of right now... seeing as I haven't built a computer in a little over a year, and I stopped salvaging computers about 2 years ago. But point being... My friend and I are both fans of Windows 2000, so naturally, my friend wants 2000 on his machine. Now here's where I'm an idiot. I know nothing about SerialATA... but I went ahead and advised him to purchase 2 SATA hard Drives since I had heard so many good things about them. Well... when the time comes to put the computer together... I find my self having trouble getting Win2k to recognize these 2 hard drives. The motherboard came with a cd of drivers, and a floppy disk of SATA and RAID drivers... but those didn't seem to work out too well for me. The only info I suppose I could give that might help is the brands of products I am using... and the speeds of my hard drives, and what my mother board supports. So I guess... here they are:
Hitachi/ 80 GB/ SATA
Samsung/ 500 GB/ SATA II
MSI K8MM-V/ AMD Socket 754
...I hope someone out there can clear all of this up for me...