How to Install a Sata Hard Drive on Xp?

A sata drive is installed by the same method as an IDE drive. The motherboard must have a Sata port. Slide the drive into the bay, anchor with screws. Attach the sata cable (flat reddish/orange) to the hard drive and connect the other end to the board. Attache the power cable (white with multi-color wires) to the drive.