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Sata controller mode for cloning HDD to SSD using ms-7613 HP...

Q: Sata controller mode for cloning HDD to SSD using ms-7613 HP...

Hello, I have HP Pavilion Elite HPE-110sc with ms-7613 motherboard. BIOS version is 5.11 (28.1.2010) 8.00.15 . At the moment I have only one sata HDD installed but I just bought a new 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD drive and my plan is to clone the current (750GB) HDD to the new SSD and then start using only the SSD.I also have Kingston SSD installation kit (samsung's kit was not available) with all necessary cables etc. My question is: what sata controller mode setting shall I use during cloning and later when using SSD ? Currently the setting is RAID (and there is only one HDD).Can I leave it to RAID or shall I change it? If I shall change it, shall I change it to AHCI?

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I recently noticed the SATA Controller Mode in BIOS curretly set to "AHCI Mode" instead of Intel RST, but my X1 Extreme Gen 2 uses a Samsung 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD using PCIe.  My impression was that RST Mode allows you to take advantage of SSDs using PCIe and achieve better performance, but have also read that's only if you're using a RAID setup which I am not.  Would I gain anything by switching to RST mode or should I leave it in AHCI? Side note: Not sure if it matters but the Intel RST driver does show up in Device Manager, even after manually downloading it from the Lenovo website.  I do see the "Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller" and "Standard NVMe Express Controller" under the Storage Controllers section though. Any help or advice is appreciated, thanks.

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HiI got M91p Desktop (ThinkCentre) - Type 7033D55my SATA Controller Mode needs to be set to AHCI in system BIOS but BIOS is protected by passwordAny solutions?

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Hello. I recently bought a used Lenovo Yoga 720-13ikb and now i want to set it up for dual boot. Sadly Arch linux won't work with the sata controller set to raid so I want to set it to ahci. I know that this normally works without me having to do a fresh install of windows 10, but somehow when I try to change the controller mode in the bios settings a message pops up saying:"all existing data stored on the drivers will be erase when resetting Controller mode.". Does this actually format the drive? Will my warranty be void if I do that?

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How do I set SATA controller to operate in AHCI mode onDell Inspiron 537MT ? I'm getting ready to add a 120 GB SSD & use MiniTool Partition Wizard to Migrate Windows 10 OS to SSD https://www.partitionwizard.com/help...from-free90100 If SATA controller is in AHCI mode then I think I can migrate to the SSD as planned, but if SATA controller is not in AHCI mode I don't know what to do!! I'm doing this for a friend & I'm also documenting on my website so anyone else can have info to add a SSD & extend the life of older computer to save $$here's my web address http://shopwilkes.net/comp_help/how_to_install_an_ssd.htm any info will be greatly appreciated

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Hi, I would like to know if this motherboard/BIOS is supporting new SATAIII 3Tb hard disk. Do I need to update BIOS? If such is the case, where could I dowload the update and how should I proceed to do it? Thanks!

A:MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) motherboard/BIOS is supporting SATA 3Tb ...

Hi: The drive won't run at the SATA III speed with that chipset, and if you don't have a UEFI BIOS, you will not be able to use the 3 TB drive with a single partition. A 3 TB drive has to be GPT formatted to use one partition, and you need a UEFI BIOS to do that. I think you would have to partition the drive into a 2 TB and 1 TB for it to work. I would just stick with a 2 TB drive to be safe. No SATA III drive will run at the SATA III speed however, only the SATA II transfer speed will be supported. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/h57-express-chipset.html SATA III comes supported with the Intel Series 6 chipsets. Please read the info at the link below for more information. http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02826744/c02826744.pdf 

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Hi. My desktop (h8-1080t) is about 5 years old, and is configured with two 1TB, factory-installed HDDs, along with a custom-installed 250GB SSD where my OS (windows 10) now resides. Out of the box, the two HDDs were configured in raid 0. When I moved my OS over to the SSD about a year ago, I changed the sata controller mode in the BIOS from "RAID" to "AHCI." Now, since I'm about to sell my computer, I changed the mode back to "RAID" (my intention was to configure the hard drives into RAID 1, so as to increase reliability for whomever buys the computer; I now realize that HP's bios doesn't seem to support anything besides RAID 0). Anyway, after making this change, my computer will no longer boot. I get past post and the screen is black with a blinking white cursor, as if the operating system isn't there. No blue screen. No text. Nothing. After doing some reading, it seems that I needed to do a clean OS install if I wanted to change the controller mode. After trying to revert back to AHCI mode and even IDE mode, the issue persists.

A:PC Won't Boot After Changing SATA Controller Mode from "AHCI...

Hi: That is correct. You would have needed to install the RAID driver before changing the setting and restarting the PC. Now it is in no man's land. See if you can rectify the problem by trying the info on this link below... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922976 If not, you will need to reinstall the OS with the drive controller set as you wish. 

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Hey Guys,

I've got two 500 GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration which have been working perfectly. They contain all my music, movies and personal docs which I've collected over the years.

I have only just made this configuration as I was trying to speed my PC up. I'd recently cloned my C: onto a 7200 rpm HD and while I was doing this I joined the spare HD that resulted to another one I had in the machine in RAID 0 and after a lengthy process of copying files back and forward from laptop drives etc I now had a perfecty working PC with a faster c: drive and faster storage area for my non-windows files (d: in RAID 0 - 930 GB).

Then, last night I get a windows update for a SATA controller. I install it thinking nothing of it, rebooted the pc and now my RAID drive is not recognised. It doesn't show up in My Computer or in Computer Management. I hoped this was just a driver issue. So I went into device manager and looked at all the SATA controller driver properties and there was only one (RAID controller) with the option to roll back - so I rolled this driver back and it made no difference. My RAID drive is not registering with windows.

When I boot the computer, after BIOS is finished doing its thing I get a RAID utility come up and it says my RAID configuration is healthy so I'm guessing (and praying!!!!) that it's just a driver issue and that it can be resolved without me loosing a whole heap of important (important to me) files.

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A:Solved: SATA controller/RAID controller update serious issue


Went into Control Panel, Device Manager, Storage controllers and uninstalled all the entries in there, rebooted and windows reinstalled them all. Now back to my perfect little setup!


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I Can't Install a sata hard disk with a PCI sata controller card.?
My mb is MSI KT4V with AMD athlon 1800.My bios is AMI.
There is no option in my mb for a sata hard disk so i brought the sata pci cotroller card.
In post it shows the raid in my pci slot but cant detect my hard disk. It is a Segate 7200 rpm 160 gb hard disk.My sata pci controller card come with a driver cd but i cant install its driver in dos mode. and i think its for the windows version.
How can i install the single sata drive in my comp.
please help me...

A:Can't Install Sata Hard disk With PCI SATA controller card

Probably some fakeraid BS..
You have to enter the RAID BIOS and configure the drive as a RAID0 array or something similar. If it doesn't detect the drive in the RAID BIOS either, look over all your cables. Make sure you have power to the hard drive and suchlike.

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I have an old machine here (Dell Inspiron 4550) that has one IDE port and no Sata ports, and a newer machine (Dell Inspiron 9200) that has sata ports but no IDE ports.

I have used a seperate machine to clone the old IDE drive onto a new SATA drive, but when I try to boot the new machine it says there is no boot device available.

I have checked the BIOS thoroughly and do not find any way to change the boot configuration from AHCI to IDE.

I suspect my problem is that the disk does not have any SATA drivers preinstalled but I am not sure exactly how to install them so that they are present at bootup. I also do not know exactly what drivers would be needed.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

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Just want to know if after cloning my files from IDE to SATA(using the seagate cloning utility), is it ok not to delete all the files in IDE?

thanks in advance

A:cloning of files from IDE to SATA

Of course. Nothing requires you to remove the original stuff.

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I've installed a ssd capable of 6GB/s on my sata II board and was wondering, if there were controller cards that could be used with one of the two slots mentioned to get the full 6GB/s speed from the ssd if so, any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:PCI or Pciex4 controller cards for sata II to sata III for 6GB/s ssd

I've had experience with only one card (LSI 9211-8i, way overkill for your purposes) but, based on my experience with that card, to be able to boot from them (not all cards can be booted from), you would have to install the card during the installation of Win 7. Also, cards have their own BIOS that have to be loaded in addition to the OS and the MOBO's BIOS or UEFI so you probably wouldn't gain much, if anything, in boot time (more likely, overall boot time will be longer, as with my HBA card). You may gain faster program loading, though.

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Hello. Got a question and I do not know the answer nor can I find it.

The mainboard on my setup is a BIOSTAR TA790GX128M. I currently have 4GB DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X1GB Matched Sets) that I am upgrading to 8GB of DDR PC6400 memory (2 sets of 2X2GB Matched Sets) as I am getting ready to install Win 7 Pro 64 bit and I wanted the extra memory. This board has 6 SATA II slots limited to 3Gb/s. As I have an external drive that I use for storage (1TB and it is almost full with my .wav music files from my digitized LP's), I got a Speed Dragon PCI Express Combo Card so that I can use eSATA function on the drive instead of USB to connect to the computer (eSATA being faster than USB V2.0). The card says the PCIe is limited to 2.5Gb/s but I have read where the SATA II ports, even though listed as 3Gb/s, operate at a much lesser speed.

I know I need to upgrade my mainboard/cpu/memory to current standards, but I can't do that right now. It will be about a year before I can upgrade the MB/CPU/Mem.

This controller card is in the PCIe slot (one of 2 - PCI Express Gen 2 X 1) and not only does it have the eSATA port but there is also a SATA II port on it as well.

I am getting a SSD that is SATA III (Samsung EVO) for the new OS and am wondering if I should hook it up to the SATA II port on the PCIe controller card to use the PCIe slot instead of hooking the SSD to one of the 6 SATA II ports on the mainboard. Four of the 6 ports are already in use (2TB HDD, 2TB HHD, 350GB H... Read more

A:SATA II or SATA II via PCIe Controller Card

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Perhaps not a question for sevenforums, but I'd figure you guys would either have the answer, or be able to direct me to the answer. I purchased a Silicon SiI3512 SATA Raid Controller purely to have 2 extra SATA ports which I am using to connect to my case's external drive bays. I have flashed the bios of the controller and updated the driver to put it in "Base" mode so it is not using RAID. I did extensive research on this and it appears that I have this part right. For now, I am trying to connect a WD1600BEVT 2.5" SATA-II hard drive to one of these ports and am having some difficulty. I can see the drive, but when I try to format the drive in Windows, or a command prompt (using the windows recovery DVD) it hangs. I am wondering if this is a compatibility issue with a SATA-II drive on a SATA-I controller, however, most of the forums I have read state that if there is a compatibility issue, the controller won't even recognize the drive. I searched around to see if there was a way to force the HDD to SATA(150), but the jumpers on this drive are for SSC and RPS. Is there a way to fix this or do I need a drive that is capable of forcing SATA-I speeds? Perhaps even a controller capable of at least SATA-II since that is the minimum of all new HDDs?

A:SATA-II Drive on SATA Raid Controller?

SATA II drives are typically not backwards compatible with SATA I ports, especially on add-in cards UNLESS they have what is called "autospeed negotiation". This determines the max speed of the drive and tells it to compensate if it's too high (use SATA 1 vs 2). Unless there is a jumper on your drive, which it doesn't sound like there is, then the add-in card does not have autospeed negotiation. This is taken from Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers.

I suggest finding an addin card that supports SATA II like this card: Newegg.com - Rosewill RC-211 Silicon Image 2 port SATA II PCI Express Host Controller Card(RAID 0/1/JBOD)

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Hi I hsve tried several times in case I did it wrong to clone my old IDE hard drive to a new SASA hard drive. I used EASEUS Partition Magic. It comied my old hard drive with no errors. When the process was done I unhooked the old hard drive and had the system to boot off of the new hard dusk. Lng dtory short it won't boot after several attempts. I put the old drive back in the system with the new SATA hard drive and all the files look to be on the new drive. Is there any way I can copy just the files needed to boot the new drive over and then unhook the old drive to see if it will boot up that way since all the files are there. It takes over an hour to do the clone with the software just looking to get this done it's kind of frustrating.



A:Cloning a hard driver IDE to SATA

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SO. I have a friend who has TONS of flies on his XP machine (Dell Dimension B110, 160GB IDE HDD, 1GB DDR, 2.53GHz Celeron D) arranged in a way that reimaging a new drive and copying the files over won't be very effective. I decided to clone his drive- but was not about to clone it to another IDE hard drive because he probably wont have the computer for another year or two anyway. The drive I cloned to was a 320GB 7200RPM Seagate SATA on a VIA PCI to SATA adapter. When booted from his IDE drive- the PCI to SATA adapter (which required a driver from a CD) is viewed as a SCSI adapter in the device manager.

I used XXClone to complete the image- which looks like it went well. But when I restarted the computer a second hard drive or boot option was not listed. So from there I used XXClone's "cool tools" to "make [target] bootable" by writing MBR, Boot sector, and BOOT.ini to the target SATA drive. This got me somewhere- but still not to the OS from the SATA drive. Instead of getting two "Windows XP Home"'s as boot choices I got the original IDE XP Home OS and "XXCLONE: (Target volume) [D:1,P:1] 298.09 GB". If I select the XXClone option I get an error:

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
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A:Boot drive cloning IDE to SATA

The SATA drive...does not have its own boot.ini file...in a dual-boot system.

The two O/Ses must appear on the same boot.ini or other boot files...for a dual-boot system to exist.

Since both O/Ses are XP, the complicating factor is the use of the SATA connector, rather than being able to simply connect the drive to the motherboard.

It's normal for a SATA drive to appear as SCSI in the native BIOS of a system. If the SATA drive's drivers are not loaded at boot, XP cannot detect that drive on a system without native SATA support (normally).

What does the BIOS reflect...regarding hard drives installed? Is the SATA drive reflected there?

If the SATA drive is properly reflected in the BIOS...then it will probably be listed as a SCSI drive.

Since I'm not sure just what you have done/undone with your efforts regarding the boot.ini file, please post a xreenshot of it, not data you obtained by using msconfig.

If both drives appear on the boot.ini file, then it would seem that we can edit the boot.ini file to reflect both installs...resulting in the dual-boot option when the system is first started.


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I have a friend with a old Windows 2000 clone computer running a vertical market application. He would like me to clone the IDE Hard drive to the SATA drive in a new Dell PowerEdge T100 Server.

The SATA driver is my main concern. Will the Sata drivers for Windows Server 2003 work with Windows 2000. My thoughts are to obtain all the 2003 drivers for the PowerEdge T100. Install them on the old hardware. Use my Windows Home Server to Backup the old computer. Then use the Home Server to restore onto the new PowerEdge Server.

Not quite sure how Windows 2000 Professional will run on the new hardware.
Any suggestion/recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

Am I going about this the correct way?

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I've been wanting to retire one of my older IDE drives as my primary disk drive (160GB) and use it as a storage/backup drive. I picked up a 160GB SATA drive and I wanted to "clone" the IDE (which is bootable) to the SATA. My question is, if I were to do this would I be able to boot from the SATA drive, or would I need to just reinstall my operating systems on the new drive?

In other words, I just want to use the SATA drive to boot from instead of the old IDE and then use the IDE as another storage disk. I just need to know if by cloning the drive (essentially moving all of the info to the new SATA disk) would I be able to boot it up normally?

A:Hard Drive Cloning - IDE to SATA


I would have posted it all here, but I like to give credit where credit is due. The second paragraph pretty much answers your questions, but keep reading. Good luck!

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pls help.....i have a desktop with a sata hardisk.....i want to clone the present cpu.....with the another cpu having the same specs....im using acronis true image for cloning

Q. How can i clone the datas on the present sata from the other sata?
Q. How can i set the other sata as slave and the present sata as primary?

A:sata 2 sata cloning

first of all I believe what you want to clone is the Hard drive not the CPU, that would be kinda hard to do. For SATA you do NOT need to set one as slave and the other as master just plug them both and make sure the one you want to boot from is specified in the BIOS as the boot hard drive. Another thing to consider is that you will not be able to copy files from the drive while they are being used by windows, Acronis should let you boot from the cd so you can clon the drive while NOT in windows, if not then search on google for a free boot cd, there are many... burn it and use it to boot from, run one of the utilities included in the cd that will allow you to clon the hard drive.. PM me if you have any more questions or if I wasn't clear enough and I will be happy to assist you.

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Hi all,  My ThinkPad T460s runs Windows 7 Professional (x64), which was pre-installed by Lenovo on a 180GB M.2 SATA SSD at the time of purchase. Now, I have decided to clone the old SSD to a new 500 GB Samsung 970 Evo (NVMe) before migrating to Windows 10. (The plan is to clone my old SSD on the new SSD, then swith to the new SSD, then migrate to Windows 10 on the new SSD while keeping my old SSD as a spare hard disk with working Windows 7.) I have tried the following approaches: 1. I have used Acronis True Image, EaseUS Partition Master, and MiniTool Partition Wizard to clone th existing SSD. With each software, the process has been always sucessful in the sense that I received no error message during the process. However, once I use the new SSD instead of the old one, Windows Blue Screen appears seconds after restarting my laptop. I tried to repair Windows using a system repair DVD (created by pre-installed Windows 7 on my old SSD) and I got no success.  2. Using Windows 7, I have created a system image on another external HDD. Then, I used the systerm repair DVD to boot my laptop, and wrote from the image (on the external HDD) on the new (Samsung) SSD (using Windows Recovery tool). The result is, again, Windows Blue Screen and I had no success repairing Windows 7 using system repair DVD.  I have started to think that this might have something to do with my old SSD being SATA and my new SSD being NVMe, bu... Read more

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A coworker's Dell Optiplex 520 Desktop is reporting a failing hard drive. SMART is showing only 1 remaining available reallocation sector. The HDD is a Hitachi HDS725050KLA360 500GB SATA model. We are planning to purchase the same model drive as a replacement. I would like to clone the old System HDD to the replacement drive. The motherboard only has 1 SATA port. I have a USB to SATA/IDE adapter (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000J01I1G).

Will Clonezilla or any other free program allow me to clone the contents of the current SATA System Hard drive to the new SATA drive, via the USB adapter? I am going to assume I will need to have the cloning software burned on a bootable CD (easier than a USB drive for me).

A:Solved: Cloning SATA Drive on Dell Optiplex 520 via USB

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My MB supports only SATA 2 but in my city, the HDD SATA 3 is more cheap than SATA 2. If I buy the HDD SATA 3 it will work with my MB SATA 2 controller?

A:HDD SATA 3 (6.0Gb/s) works with SATA 2 (3.0Gb/s) controller???


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I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?


A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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I cloned my 150GB hard drive to a 500GB hard drive in a completely new system running Windows XP, now the new system will only boot to the Desk Top and go to a Blue Screen with a message that includes "Memory Dump".
I can get it to boot in Safe Mode only, but it will not allow me to load the drivers for the new system while in Safe Mode.
I used Acronis to do the cloning. Also, all the programs and files are there on the new drive.

A:Safe mode only after cloning

Post a Zipped copy of the Minidump folder found in your Windows folder.

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A couple of weeks ago, I cloned my HDD C drive to a new 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.

After fitting the SSD in place of the old HDD, the system rebooted fine and worked well with a very noticeable increase in the speed at which Windows loaded.

However, Samsung's "Magician" software informed me that the drive was running in SATA mode and that better performance would be obtained by switching the Storage Configuration parameter to AHCI mode in the BIOS on my ASUS P7P55D Pro motherboard.

So, I tried this but Windows would not load. I didn't get a BSOD as such... I'd get the Windows 8 start-up logo with the spinning dots below for a while, then the screen would go blank, then a message would flash briefly on the screen saying something along the lines of "Windows has experienced a problem and was unable to start so your computer is being restarted" (not exact words as it's not on screen long enough for me to read) and my computer reboots. This startup/error/reboot loop is repeated until I enter the BIOS and switch Storage Configuration back to IDE whereupon all is back to normal.

Further research then revealed that I needed to tweak the registry so I did this but I still get the startup/error/reboot loop.

Next I tried booting into SAFE mode as described in this thread. It'll boot fine if I leave Storage Configuration set to IDE but not if I change it to AHCI. It just goes back to the same old startup/error/reboot loop and Windows makes no attempt to install... Read more

A:Cannot get AHCI mode to work after cloning HDD to SSD

Try this :
1. Startup "Regedit With Administrator rights
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services
3. Open msahci
4. In the right field left click on "start" and go to Modify
5. In the value Data field enter "0" and click "ok"
6. exit "Regedit"
7. Reboot Rig and enter BIOS (hold "Delete" key while Booting

In your BIOS select "Integrated Peripherals" and OnChip PATA/SATA Devices. Now change SATA Mode to AHCI from IDE.

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Is there a software that will enable me to clone the entire Hard drive within Windows 7? I have tried the backup built in tool of Windows7 but it takes too much space. I have tried using Acronis Home 2009 but it requires me to boot via CD/DVD and perform the clone there.

I am just wondering out if there is a software(freeware/shareware/paid) that does cloning of entire image within Windows 7, without having me to boot the cd/dvd drive??

Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.

A:Cloning entire HDD in Windows Mode

Why don't want to do this within Windows?

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I have Dell Inspiron 14z 5423. Recently this ultrabook crashed and I had to fresh install windows 7. When I tried to install Win 7 then it didn't load any of the Hard disk. Someone suggested me to change the SATA mode to AHCI ( Previously it was set to  Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.). I installed win 7 with AHCI mode enabled ( but I also had to delete the whole 500 GB Hardisk unfortunately). The installation how ever was successful but the performance I think has been degraded. It used to boot so fast previously but Now it takes much time to boot and also battery performance has been reduced.

Now I again want to Re-install windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology Mode set in BIOS. Please help me with the detailed and step wise instruction for installing windows. Coz as I change the SATA mode to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode then it does'nt show the hard disks.
I would me much grateful If i receive the solution from the Official Dell Support Team. 

A:Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

Hi TusharKhatiwada,
You should be able to install Windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology mode. You may follow the steps below:

Please ensure SATA mode is set to Intel Smart Response Technology in BIOS
Go to RAID BIOS and disable accelerate option for SSD (Use Ctrl+I at ‘Dell’ logo)
Initiate OSRI
Install all the drivers including Intel Rapid Storage Software.

Now to ‘Accelerate’ the HDD using ISRT, you may follow the steps below:

Run the Intel RST software through the All Programs menu or the task bar icon.
Click ‘Enable acceleration’ under either the ‘Status’ or ‘Accelerate’ menu.
Select the SSD to be used as a cache device.
Select the size from the SSD to be allocated for the cache memory.
Select the drive (or RAID volume) to be accelerated. It is highly recommended to accelerate the system volume or system disk for maximum performance.
Select the acceleration mode. By default, Enhanced mode is selected.

Note: Enhanced mode: Acceleration is optimized for data protection.Maximized mode: Acceleration is optimized for input/output performance.

Click OK. The page refreshes and reports the new acceleration configuration in the Acceleration View. Your system is now successfully configured with the Intel Smart Response Technology.

Once this is done the SDD drive will not be visible in windows.
Hope this helps. Keep me posted with the findings.

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At the moment my system is set up with a bootable 3 disk SATA RAID 5 array via the SIL3114 ports. I am trying to:

FIRSTLY add a new SATA hard disk to the Nforce4 SATA ports as a non-raid drive which I want to make the system's BOOT disk and make the existing RAID 5 array non-bootable.

SECONDLY add 2 new SATA drives in a RAID1 array via the NFORCE4 chip.
I have added the non-raid HD to the nforce4 sata ports and set the appropriate BIOS RAID setting for the single HD to disabled. This has enabled me to migrate boot files etc onto the new disk. I cannot however get the system to boot from this new non-RAID hard disk as it does not appear under the BIOS Hard disk boot setting - instead it boots with the Sil31114 SATA RAID 5 array. The only way to get the new hard disk onto the Hard disk boot list in the BIOS is to disable the BIOS IDE/SATA RAID setting completely. If I do this however it will not allow me to add a further RAID1 array to the nVRAID controller.


Thanks very much

Hardware: k8nxp-sli with nf4 and SIL 3114 controllers, 6600GT graphics, XP mce 2005

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I have a motherboard Asus p5k se/epu( intel p35 board). I felt that my sata drive emulated in IDE mode... So i want to fully utilize the sata drive in xp.

Therefore I follow the method provided by other forum's member.

But the problem is that my bios setting only have one option that allowed me to select.. which is IDE mode ONLY!!! Where is the AHCI mode ?

Or any of you have your own standard way to enable AHCI mode? teach me please...?

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Can I buy a SATA 3 controller for my ASUS P5KPL-AM SE motherboard so I can achieve maximum speed on my Corsair Force 3 SSD? Or would I need to buy a new motherboard for SATA 3?

A:SATA 3 controller

They (control cards) can be easily obtained, I've given you a couple of links to get started.

HP R620 OEM 2 Port SATA III Controller Card (Non-Raid) - Scan.co.uk

Startech 1x eSATA + 1x SATA 6 Gbps PCI Express SATA Controller Card (PEXSAT31E1) [PEXSAT31E1]=

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X3470 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8183 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 300, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (175 GB Free);
Motherboard: FUJITSU, D2779
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

Installed a Kingston SUV300S37A/240G SSD, in order to get the maximum benefit of the SATA 3 drive I've added a PCIE SATA 3 controller card.

System motherboard has only SATA 2 connectors. SSD works fine when connected to motherboard SATA 2 connector. In order to get the best performance from ssd I bought and installed a "no name" SATA 3 pcie controller card. With AHCI mode SSD connected to controller, boot ends with message "no operating system found". Next, installed a Syba SI-PEX 40094 IOCREST SATA 3 pcie controller card, same message, "no operating system found. During boot, with the drive attached to the controller card, bios sees the controller card and the ssd, but continues with the message "no operating system found".

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I want to set up my Dell Dimension 8400 to allow an eSATA 3.0 connection. Will my host controller reject my external drive if it is operating at 3.0 instead of 1.5?

If so, can I reset the controller to accept the 3.0 drive?


A:will my controller allow sata 3.0

SATA is backwards compatible. It will just run at the slower speed. Also I haven't heard of SATA 3.0 only 2.0, but I could be out of the loop.

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I have quite a major problem that is restricting my workflow. I hope someone can help.

My system specifications are as follows: -

1 x ASUS M2N32 WS Professional Mainboard
1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 AM2 Dual Core 5600+
2 x 1GB Corsair TwinX XMS2 Dominator DDR2 800MHz
1 x MSI GeForce 8800GTX HD (768MB)
1 x 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 SATA300 HDD
1 x Windows Vista Ultimate 64

I am unable to install drivers for the Serial ATA Controller that is displayed within the Device Manager and my HDD show up as an ST325062 0AS SCSI Disk Device. Even when I install the recommended driver for the Srial ATA Controller from the Windows Update website it still remains driverless. Now whether the following issues are related to this problem or not I am not sure, but I will state them here anyway.

After a certain period of time my entire system will freeze and I will have to reset my PC, although when I do it does not reset but powers down. This is continues if I use the restart command from the Windows Start Menu or automatically restart after the installation of a software package. This is extremely annoying. Having shelled out for the latest hardware in order to be compatible with Windows Vista 64 and then for this to happen is quite sickening. Can anyone help at all.

Thanks and Kind Regards


A:Sata ATA Controller...

Try the VIA SATA/RAID controller

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Can anyone recommend a good PCI controller to use for 1 internal and 1 external SATA drives (would like SATA II if possible)?

A:PCI controller for SATA & E-SATA

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I've been looking around lately trying to find a good Serial ATA Controller card for my system because the onboard one is broken/nVidia. I have two SATA devices that will utilize the card so I need two internal ports and PCI-E x1 bus to support SATA-II 3.0Gb/s speeds. The problem is, the PCI-E x1 slots are only 2.5Gb/s so I'm just wondering if the controller card is going to bottleneck transfer speeds. I figure buying a SATA controller rather than a new motherboard would be far more practical so I would appreciate any help or suggestions. Thanks in advance!

A:SATA Controller Cards

EXCellR8 said:

... I need two internal ports and PCI-E x1 bus to support SATA-II 3.0Gb/s speeds. The problem is, the PCI-E x1 slots are only 2.5Gb/s so I'm just wondering if the controller card is going to bottleneck transfer speedsClick to expand...

IMO, you'll never see the difference between 2.5gb/s and 3.0gb/s

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hey guys, is there a way to known if the serial ata controller on my motherboard is defective?

cause since 3 days now, my system is totally freezing while i'm burning or transfering file from one hard drive to another...

I ran Western Digital diagnostic's extended test on all my 3 hard drives, and they are OK.

My serial ata cable are fine also.

So the only thing i have in mind is that my sata controlelr on the motherboard is scrap.

my motherboard is a DFI lanparty ut nf4 ultra-d

my OS is windows xp pro with sp2

is there a program that will bench/test the serial controller ont he motherboard ?

or is there a visible way by looking at the board to see if it's defect or not?

tanks in advance

A:SATA controller might be messed up?

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hello out there

just wanted to ask a few things about installing a sata pci card

i was thinking of using sata harddisk and my p4vmm2 is 5 years old i think...

no problems with the ecs board just wanted to improve my drives

so what do i need except for the pci sata card ??

can i boot from the sata drive?

i was thinking of ghosting my ide drives to the sata drive..

any suggestions is very much welcome


A:SATA controller PCI card

Well, getting a sata controller is not a problem. It will usually have its own BIOS that will load when it is plugged in. Just make sure that if you do have any IDE drives plugged in while using the sata controller, turn them off as direct boot devices in the regular bios. This way the sata pci card will pick the new drives. Also make sure that when you install windows to the sata drive, have a floppy disk with the SATA controller drivers on it, and tell windows setup that you want to install additional drivers.

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I'd posted here a while ago about my misadventures with Win 8 (attached thread). Basically, tried to remove a Win 8 Consumer Beta by installing Win 7 over it, and didn't work. I compounded the error by, in a series of missteps, essentially wiping the hard drive clean to the point where I get a "Operation System Not Found" error when I try to boot. I do see the hard drive in Setup (F2)

In the attached thread, someone was kind enough to tell me that I needed to install new SATA controller drivers so the HDD would be recognized. However, when I go to the link I was given (to an Intel download site), I cannot find any Win 7 SATA drivers there. I am most likely looking in the wrong place, or don't know what to look for.

Can someone help? How can I find which SATA controller driver I am supposed to download, and where do I find it?

System info:
Dell Inspiron 17R notebook
Fixed HDD: ST9750420AS-(S0)


Hard drive not detected - bad breakup with Win 8 Consumer Beta

A:SATA Controller Driver - Where and Which?

I do see the hard drive in Setup

If the HDD is showing in setup, no Sata controller driver is needed.

The notebook has two hard drives - one 750GB SATA and a 32GB mSATA.

You need the raid drivers.

IRST acceleration cache

Intel links.
IRST acceleration cache

Dell links:

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I put together a cheap build for my father. It worked for about a month and then we couldnt boot into Windows 8. after testing ram, hard drives, and attempting to re-install different versions of windows. We had noticed that BIOS was detecting the SATA hard drives in the right spot, but the blue-ray player was being detected in the wrong port, and the DVD-player wasn't even showing up at all.

We came to the conclusion that it was a defective board and that we should buy a new one. After buying the same board the BIOS read the SATA correctly until we tried installing windows 8. and got the same error massages as before telling us it was a NTFS problem. We checked the BIOS and the same exact problem was appearing.

Why could this be happening? Is there an incompatibility between hardware on the board or is it like this for all of this board?

motherboard - MSI 970A-G43
CPU - AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core
RAM- 4 4GB Corsair Vengeance
HDD - 2 Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
Video Card - MSI Radeon R7 250 2GB
Blu-Ray - LG WH16NS40

A:SATA controller problems

Win8 installs it's uefi bootloader and that sometimes causes devices to appear in a different order than what you expect.

I never build with msi boards however I would make the following bios/uefi changes;
1 If you are going to install win8, then have secure boot enabled. If you are going to install win7, then I usually turn it OFF.
2 As I said I never use msi boards and the manual does not show an option to config ports to both ahci and ide as an asus or gigabyte board allows. So set them to ahci mode [if you do have an option to set ports 5&6 to ide mode, do so]
3 Connect your hd to ports 1&2. Connect sata optical drives to ports 5&6
4 Save settings and restart. Boot with whatever install disk you choose and install windows.

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PCI SATA controller be bootable on a Dell and be recognized in windows installation. if there is any suggestion please post me a link or a product that i can buy under $35
its a Dell Dimension 4700C (Slim, Compact)
it does have a PCI but it is used by a phone modem so i can remove it but it needs a SATA controller that is bootable and does not require a driver so windows installation sees it and i do not have a floppy drive in the computer mainly do to its small slim design and there is no way of getting one in there.

just send me links of one that is bootable and can be detected in bios and in Windows installation

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...for function and any defective processing?



A:Way to check a MB's SATA Controller?

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First of all greetings to you all, as you can see I?m new in here, but I do hope that there is someone in here that can help me.

I have an older computer, so when I bought a new hard drive I also bought a PCI controller so I could buy a SATA hard drive.

My problem is this.

To transfer files to and from the disk no problem.
Browsing the HD when I had some files there seemed ok, I couldn?t notice any problems.
But when I try to watch a small movie in DivX on that drive, my computer freeze so I have to reboot. I have tried the same movie file on my other drive, and it opens and plays perfect.

The controller I bought is this:

The hard drive I bought is this one:

It?s formatted as standard. I haven?t any partition on it, its just on big disk of 400 GB.

It?s a jumper back on the hard drive that in some rare cases have to be used.
It?s a SATA 1.5GB/s speed limit jumper setting (Only for SATA 3,0GB/s products)

Well I tried this jumper, then my computer freeze right away when I opened my new HD.?

I hope someone can help me out.


A:Problems with PCI SATA controller

Well, if you had asked beforehand, we would have told you that SiI products are crap

Try updating the card's firmware and download the latest drivers from the internet.

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Is WD10JPVX 1 TB HDD compatible for my laptop -- Pavilion notebook 15eoo7-tu  and does my laptop's BIOS and SATA controller can handle this format (WD10JPVX 1 TB HDD).

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In our SBS we have a SATA controller card to manage 6 hard drives. The 2 SATA connectors on the motherboard are open. I recently bought a external drive dock that came with an internal/external connection to be plugged into the motherboard. When doing this and connecting the dock to the computer it would not recognize it. With the drivers not being an issue, is it possible that the motherboard SATA connections are void after adding in the controller card? I haven't been able to restart to check if they are disabled in BIOS, but wouldn't think they would have been.

A:SATA controller card

1. what make and model of Sata controller is it? What model Server is it?

2. Most Sata controllers are not hot pluggable, you must shut down the server, turn on the external drive then start the server, a pain I know, but most consumer Sata controller cards do not support hot plug or hot swap.

3, Consult the user manual for the card.

4. There will be a bios utility during post for the Sata card, this is what you will use to configure an additional drive.

5. It will be a layered bios, in other words there may be more than one bios that posts, the motherboard bios will post first, then any add in cards that have a bios will post, depending on what slot the card is in the order of the add in card post sequence, each bios post will should show you what keystrokes to use to enter them.

5. If you are not experienced with this advanced hardware, I suggest you get a consult before doing anything, you could destroy the raid array experimenting with settings and lose all your data.

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I bought a Syba 4-port PCI SATA controller card to control a single Seagate 500GB hard drive with. The card does NOT wish to work well with the OS, hence the pc will not fire up at times. I got the card to function ONCE to show the drive, but now I got nothing. Any recommendations for a decent FUNCTIONAL PCI SATA controller card? Inquiring minds want to know...

A:SATA Controller Recommendations

Rosewill RC-209-EX works fine for me. Gives you the choice of 4 internal SATA ports, or 2 internal and 2 eSATA ports. I'm currently running a 500GB eSATA drive and a SATA BluRay drive off of it.



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