That depends on the mobo, not the drives. If the mobo has the SATA drivers
in firmware then you will not need drivers unless you are using RAID.
Vista can see drivers on floppy, cd, or thumb drive. Having said that, I
still insist on having a floppy drive on all the systems I build. There are
still many uses for floppies. I use them constantly in installing legacy
systems in Virtual PC and Virtual Server. There are other uses such as BIOS
and other firmware flashing.
"kcmc20" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm putting together a PC with a Plextor sata dvd drive and a Hitachi sata
> hard drive. I never did that before. Will Vista (or xp for that matter)
> start to load with a sata dvd drive? At what point do I install a driver
> sata support. And do I still need a floppy drive for this? Thanks