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foodmaniac2003

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#1 12 years ago

I'm reinstalling NForce drivers for my comp, and it asks me if I want to install a "Storage Driver". Yay or Nay? Will saying yes potentially hurt my comp in any way? Are these necessary?

NVIDIA Storage Driver Information ---------------------------------- (WARNING - select CANCEL now if you do NOT want to install NVIDIA storage drivers)

The NVIDIA Storage driver consists of 3 components:

1) NVIDIA storage driver optimized for nForce SATA controller that will replace the driver that came with Windows.

2) A RAID controller driver which is required if SATA RAID is ENABLED in BIOS

3) RAID Manager application software

NOTE, to install OS onto SATA disks when RAID is enabled in the BIOS, you MUST do the following:

- use the "-x" option with the package .exe to extract storage driver files - follow instructions for Windows F6 install in "IDE\\driver\READMEF6.txt"




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

I would say install it. It seems like it just wants to install a nForce optimized SATA and RAID driver.

If anything it might help performance (better SATA driver and all).




WindowsVistaGeek19

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#3 12 years ago

That is, if you are using SATA or running HDD's in a RAID array. Otherwise, don't install.




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#4 12 years ago
WindowsVistaGeek19Otherwise, don't install.

Why? It would still update the SATA controller drivers, that way its up to date if you decide to buy a SATA drive.