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Configuring VMware ESXi 4.1 with SATA DISK Drives

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Hi All,

I have built a desktop server for myself using following configuration :
AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.2GHz
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 32MB
Asrock M3A UCC AMD 480X Socket AM3
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit

My idea is to use this server as an ESXi 4.1 host and create Virtual Machines on fly.

Now somehow ESXi installer is not working for me. I read that ESXi doesn't work with IDE or SATA drives for version 4.X while it was for version 3.5

I also came across people adding custom config within vmware installer to get a SATA drive working.  Can someone please suggest me a way to get this config working?

Kind Regards
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You may be out of luck. VMWare does not support SATA, you could add some type of RAID controller that is seen as SAS or you could be ESXi-embedded on a flash drive and boot from that and use an external NFS or iSCSI datastore.
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Hi There,
I didn't receive a response as I was expecting to this question so someone suggested this question is in wrong zone. I have added same question at vmware.

Thanks for your time.

Regards.

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