i am building a computer and the motherboard on the computer is an ASUS A8N-VM CSM here
and I am using a WD serial ata150 200GB hd here
. My question is that in the manual for the motherboard it indicates that windows 2000SP4 or windows xp sp1 should be installed before using serial ata but as of right now obviously there is nothing installed so is it going to be an issue having a serial ata hd plugged in when the computer is booted up for first time? If so, can you explain why this is the case - what difference is there between sata and pata that disallows sata from being installed before win2000 or winXP is installed?