In the past, yes that was the case. However, given that you are having install issues, it doesn't hurt to try and get the controller drivers on a flash drive and give them a shot. You would need to find the drivers for whatever controller your motherboard uses, such as Intel's, and then have them extracted and saved to a flash drive.
I suggested testing the drive out first, just to make sure that is fine. A damaged or failing drive will have the issues you are experiencing.