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Setting up SATA

Stepson has just bought M2n - SL1 mb and 250gb hard drive. XP home OS. How do I set up the SATA for him. Dont want to do RAID

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You need to enter the bios. Use the M2N-E SLI manual to help make some changes. Start up the PC & begin to press the Delete key every two seconds. Doing this will open the bios. Open you're manual to page 4-29. All four SATA's should be set to Disable. Save & exit the bios. The SATA drives will still function but you should no longer get the screen to setup a RAID.

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Mike

Posted on May 30, 2008

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