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I wented to add sata to xp

How can add sata to xp

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    Rob May 11, 2010

    Do you mean SATA HDD support? Most SATA stuff is supported out of the box with XP. Can you be a little more specific as to what you wish to do and what you want your end result to be?

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If *********** Board or power supply doesn't have sata connection you will need to buy an ide to sata adapter.
You can find those adapter here:
http://tinyurl.com/idetosataadapter

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