Would you like to tell me which are the two "forms of power" connected to that hard drive.
I bought only two days ago my first SATA hard disk, and mine looks the same as in this picture.
As I see it there's theone with the four colors. That's supposed to be the power supply cable. And then the thin red cable the data connector.
Those are required, at least according to my motherboard USer's guide.
Maybe you are reffering to something visible on the right side??
Well. please let me know, because I'm kinda rookie and I wouldn't want to ruin my brand new harddrive so.
I have only these two cables: the thind red one (SATA data cable) and the (yellow-black-red-yellow cable
). Don't get me wrong, I just want to make sure.
OK, as the answer to the other issue.
I installed the Windows XP wthout problems. Initially my BIOS didn't recognised the HDD at all. I was puzzled, but then I booted from the CD of XP and tried to install it. The installation was able to "see" the disk. I finished the installation, and rebooted. From that point the BIOS did recognized the harddisk and everything went as ususal.
I think I recall reading somewhere in the USer guide that for the SATA hard disk Service PAck 1 is required for the XP. I had XP with the SP1 incorporated , so probably contained the drivers for the SATA. I dunno.