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Installing XP on Intel intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828

Q: Installing XP on Intel intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828

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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I am confused, as I'm not really that good at computers. Does this update format your computer as I have a lot of things in my computer. Please help, I have SP2.

A:Intel - Storage Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller Windows update

Hi smalis,Your image shows two Microsoft updates:1) MS Security Essentials virus definition update. (this should automatically update in the background)2) Intel Storage Sata Controller.Neither update will "format your computer" but my recommendation is NOT to download (#2) Intel Sata Controller from the Microsoft Update site. This type of driver from a stability and reliability standpoint is best obtained from the manufacturer of your motherboard or the manufacturer of your computer system (Dell, HP, etc) if it is OEM.

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I performed a driver scan using "Driver Agent" & "DriverEasy"

Its telling me that Intel(R)ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA ACHI Controller-2929" has an available update but wont let me get the driver unless I pay

1.) what is this driver?
2.) is it worth updating?
3.) any idea how I can fine and install it?

Play - ShowMeWhatsWrong.com

video link to illustrate my issue:

thank you

A:Intel(R)ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA ACHI Controller-2929?

Here is the download page for your driver... be sure to install it in Vista compatibility mode ..

Compatibility Mode

Intel(R) ICH9M/M-E Family 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller - 2929

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Hello all. I'm having an issue with the Intel Matrix Storage Mananger driver (v8.9.2.1002) and windows 7 updates. I've spent quite some time looking around the net about this issue.  Thinkpad T61 widescreen intel grapics.Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bitHDD: 5400rpm 2.5" SATA 1TB (ST1000LM024-HN-M101MBB - Samsung SpinPoint M8) I've broken down the issue to two things...  The size of my HDD (1 TB) and these newer drives using 4mb sectors or something instead of 512kb one person mentioned (if you can confirm this please do so). Which this intel matrix storage driver doesn't like apparently, so this conflicts with Windows update effectively breaking it. My current solution was to use the generic windows ACHI driver, which allows windows update to function normally. I've read in places that the solution for them was to update their driver to Intel's newer RST. But for this model laptop (T61) there doesn't appear to be a version available that supports this chipset (intel ICH8M). The latest verion that supports it from intel's website has the same issue (v8.9.0.1023).  So my question would be two things... Is there a performance or stability concern with using the standard windows driver? Is this intel driver "faster/better".? Because "if" the standard windows driver performs just as well then my problem is solved.* *I've noticed small high pitched sounds from the HDD off and on. Less so with the Intel driver installed it seems. ... Read more

A:T61 - AHCI SATA Intel Matrix Storage Manager drive...

*BUMP Does anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about? Perhaps the standard driver is just fine. Link. But for those using SSD's might have problems. eh?

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Hi Folks,I have a lenovo G500 laptop which i had purchased during thanksgiving vaction in 2013. The machine was working fine till June 2014 when I stated getting Blue Screen of death with error messages "irql_not_less_or_equal" The OS was windows 8.1. This created lot of problem while booting , the machine would not boot at all.Along with this message I started getting this message "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" SATA disk on Controller 0, Port Unknown detected".  This message was coming very often.I along with Lenovo support did all the things possible, like factory reset etc. Finally the machine was sent out to depot for repair in July 2014. They replaced the hard drive and sent the machine back.I got the machine back on 22nd July and since last week ,ie, 14th July I have started to get the issues again. My IE and Firefox will suddenly hangon and the blue screen will appear again with same message "irql_not_less_or_equal" occasionally. Yesterday i started getting Sata disk message again. I wanted to understand why this message is coming back along with blue screen of death. Is there some problem with Windows OS or hard disk seems to crash again? Thanks in advanceshailesh

A:Lenovo G500 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology" SATA...

hi Shailesh,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
From this article, this is the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL possible cause:
"This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.
The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.
If you encounter bug check 0xA while upgrading to a later version of Windows, this error might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version."
From your description, It's possible that the HDD or the RAM is faulty but it's also possible that it's a software (driver) issue -- which is the hard drive (SATA) controller.
To verify, I would:
1. Run a diagnostic on the HDD (via Lenovo's Storage Quick Test or via HD Tune)
   - http://www.hdtune.com/faq_1.html
2. Run a diagnostic on the RAM (via Memtest86+)
   - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
3, Read the BSOD dump file to see what file caused the crash
   - How to solve Windows 8 crashes in less than a minute
   - If the file is associated with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (SATA Controller), uninstall the software from the Control Panel > Programs and let Windows install a generic Windows driver.
   - Link to picture
If you get an error afte... Read more

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Dear guys,

I am running into a very strange issue:
I was checking my setup the WIN7-Readyness-Software and received no issues. Installing WIN7 x86 fails with the statement, that the startup configuration cannot be changed.

I tried allmost everything and did not succeed - except when disabling RAID to normal disks. So, my assumption is, that there is an incompability with the driver.

(I also lowered security for C:, C:\boot, etc. to EVERYONE - no cure)
I formatted the disks completly - no cure.
I tried tu upgrade from XP, VISTA - still, no cure.

The strangest thing is: I hade the beta (WIN7) running, but had to re-install, due to a drive failiure and drive replacement (RAID0). Now I am running RAID1. (Yes, I also tried the whole thing with RAID0).

I am using the latest driver:


Apreciation and regards,

A:Intel RAID (ICH5) 82801ER SATA Controller

I am informed by the Microsoft windows 7 upgrade checker that Intel (who always claim that they have a good relationship with Microsoft) will not be providing a driver for the 83801EP (AMD all is forgiven).

I have been trying to source an alternative route eg IDE to SATA card or PCI to SATA card.

Has anyone solved this problem or even better is anyone from Intel vaguely interested in keeping customers happy.

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Hi, bit of a long shot, not sure if anyone will be able to help me.

I remember a good few years back i would always use the latest SATA or matrix / RST drivers and would always update them regularly, I?m pretty sure i have had newer drivers on my laptop in the past than what i have now, i cannot find any though, every time i try to install any of the above they always say not supported on my laptop, the drivers that are currently installed are:

Driver Version:

Date: 29.11.2011

They are very old and would like to be able to use any newer ones that would benefit me, the rest of my laptop is up to date, just not that.

Even when i run Intel software update utility it finds nothing new for it.

My laptop is Lenovo Edge E530.

I am running windows 10 64 Bit Pro

If anyone can help at all that would be great.



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A week ago this driver was up to date (per what Driveragent says) 2 days ago, i ran driveragent again and it said i needed to update it. Well ive tried and tried and tried updating it, and it wont update. So, for some idiotic reason, i decided to delete the device and let windows rebuild it. Well, its been a pain in the keester ever since. If i revert it to a microsoft driver instead of intel, driveragent says its updated, but then i go to reboot, it rebuilds itself and reverts itself back to an oudated driver (according to driveragent) How do i fix this once and for all. Ive done several system restores via restore disks. Nothing happens. Please help!!! This is getting the best of me.

The driver it says its using is iastor.sys
I have windows Vista 32bit on an HP DV 6700

Thank you for any help you may provide
Take care

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Hi there,
I have HP Probook 4540s Notebook. Its with Intel HM76 Express Mobo and i know it comes with Sata 6gb/sn ports.
But my laptop has Hitachi HDD works with Sata 3gb/sn. Now i want to change it with ocz vertex 4. But im not sure that the port has Sata 6gb/sn capatible.

Anyone knows that notebook, please tell me if its ok with Sata III port.

Or is there any solutions change with Sata 3g/sn port to Sata 6gb/sn port ?

I added my system info to attach...

Thanks for your replys guys!

A:How do i use Sata 6gb/sn port on Intel HM76 Mobo in HP Pro.4540s

help please, im going to buy ocz v4 tomorrow

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Am running a new Lenovo G570 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. Attempting to access my IDE ATA/ATAPI controller (Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller) to check for DMA settings. Getting nowhere, because what I get is a message that tells me it is working properly. No opportunity to see whether or not it is running as DMA or PIO. The computer has Intel Core i3 installed, and the driver was preinstalled when I purchased the machine. Have attempted to rip a DVD, and while it worked, it took a looooong time to load and the result was not particularly useful (short homemade DVD that duped three times!). Is it possible to access settings beyond "working properly" so that I can be sure that the rip/burn process is OK? Help appreciated! Thanks, Jacko.

A:Accessing Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller for DMA

Maybe you can have a look at those two threads:

reset dma can i do it?
Hard Drive changes to PIO Mode 4 - can't change back to DMA

Hope this help and welcome to SevenForums!

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I was/am trying to solve a BSOD issue and made things worse.
After running memory tests, hard drive diagnostics, sfc /scannow, and not coming up with anything I started to lean towards driver issues.
I used WhoCrashed to analyze my system and it pointed to iastor.sys (intel storage manager driver)
Then I used DriverMax to show me drivers that need to be updated, there were a lot but I started with 2 Intel drivers:

Intel ICH10R SATA AHCI controller
Intel 82801 PCI Bridge -244e

I used DriverMax to download and install the drivers, after updating and restarting my machine it was very slow and it crashes frequently. Takes 5 minutes to boot windows and 30 seconds or more to complete any simple task (clicking on start button, scrolling navigation sliders, opening programs, etc.) and the computer crashes before I can do anything besides open a program. It did have a message that said driver failed to install. I opened DriverMax to rollback the drivers but it crashes while doing so.

I can start it in safemode and the computer is still extremely slow but does not crash. I went to do a system restore to the point before I updated the driver and 7 or 8 hours later is was still on the logging out of windows screen. I restarted and tried again to an even earlier point and the same thing happened again. I then restarted and opened safe mode w/command prompt and ran sfc /scannow and here it is 12 hours later with only 14% of the verification phase done. It's not frozen just m... Read more

A:Updated Intel SATA AHCI controller driver, very slow and crashes

see if u can restore u'r system in safe mode.if not u have to re-install windows & remember don't try any untrusted driver updater software.because i have worst experience with them in the past.now i'm not using anything.only using windows internal programs e.g disk defragment,disk cleanup etc & u can go to u'r driver manufacturer site to download drivers for u'r hardware.no need to install any third-party softwares which ruining u'r system for no reason.i gave up on these programs & u should too.i think u also learned a lesson from this.Best Of Luck for future
btw i was here for take help.anyway this become my first post for u !!

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I have been searching high and low for the IRST driver or equivalent that contains the
IntelSM35 Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller-0816 driver. If anyone is able to point me in the right direction, I would be very greatful. I do not want to download from a dodgy website, would really prefer a link directly to Intel's site. If anyone can help, it would be appreciated.


A:I require Intel SM35 Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller-0816 driver

I had to dig around, see if this link works for you:

Intel? Atom

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I have two drives in my Win7 machine. 1 SSD, and the other is a old 80GB mechanical hard drive. To get the most out of my SSD I was advised to install intel RST driver, after this my old hard drive disappeared in Windows. But if I change SATA mode from ACHI to IDE in bios, I could get the old hard drive back in Windows.

How do I stay in AHCI mode and keep my old drive in Windows at the same time?


A:SATA harddrive disappeared after installing intel RST driver?

Hiyya texplorer and welcome mate just how old is the old HDD? I am also wondering why you need RST too as SSD's are not real slouches?

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Hi: we have a Supermicro server with an Intel C600 series controller and we would like to use some of the ports and their disks as removable devices, to allow to copy media from one server to another. I mean:
- The controller has 4 ports with 4 disk on each, 16 disks in total
- The first 4 ports will remain the same, not removable (OS in Raid 1, Media in Raid 0)
- The other ports (2-4) will be used with SATA SSD drives and we need to remove them via Eject hardware (as an attached hard drive) and then being able to attach them to the backup server to read the media.

So far as I know, there's a DWORD I may need to add in the registry, but a little help would be more than welcome to solve this.

This is the opposite way, to not allow the HDD to be ejected.

Thanks in advance!

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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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I am having problems with my drive just locking up i.e. in LOTRO at intermittent times my monitor will shut down and the game will freeze along with the computer as a whole. I don't get an error report when I reboot, and I go on to happening again. It has also frozen when a Google map is clicked in a search.

I checked my drivers and found that I apparently have 2 chipset drivers out of date: Ultra ATA storage controller and USB/AGP controller. I went to Intel and downloaded the latest INF installer utility install it properly even using the -OVERALL flag. It still installs a driver that is dated older than what is being reported as the newest driver (82801FB ver. vs. ver.

1) I can't figure out if this is my problem
2) Why is Intel reporting a newer version of a driver but I can't seem to actually find that version and get it installed

A:Intel storage controller issue

maybe I should have posted this at a better time to get more views?

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I've come to the conclusion that my current controller card has gone south, thus I'm looking for a replacement. It is simple to compare cards in terms of their basic specs, but even with cards of the same specs, the prices vary widely.

Often, the higher priced cards seem to emphasize their performance, but this is something that I don't know how to evaluate. How does one choose a card for the best combination of quality and performance, without wasting money on a brand name?

A:External 2 Port SATA III Controller

Seekermeister, i have been considering one too. What I do is go to a place like Newegg and read all the reviews. It depends on what you want to do with it. I just need 2 or 3 extra ports. I don't care about raid. I've seen some that have low reviews, because they can't get top performance from raid, but if used as a single drives they work well. For me, that's all I care about. It seems if you want to run raid, a good card will cost some extra money.

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Can someone tell me if the XFX Revolution 3-Port RAID SATA Storage Processor is worth getting or not aswell?

A:XFX Revolution 3-Port RAID SATA Storage Processor

Please don't start a new topic in an existing thread. I've split your post into it's own thread.

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I am going to be getting 2 new WD10EALS drives in the next day or so. My plan was to put them in raid using the onboard ICH10R controller on my mobo (an ASUS Sabertooth X58). I had wanted to run WDTLER to turn TLER on, but after reading some reviews it seems I might not be able to as it is reported WD disabled TLER on these drives completely.

Im curious if there is a way to change the timeout for the drives in the matrix storage controller? So if I do have an issue my raid won't die (I'll be using these drives in raid 0 for gaming only). I dont care about the data, I just don't want to have to go thru the hassle of reinstalling the games should a drive get dropped from the array. I am thinking about getting a wd green 2tb drive for backups but just curious if there is a way to change timeout via the controller.

edit: And by change timeout I mean how long the controller waits for the disk before dropping it from the array, like could i set it too 2.5 mins just to be sure?

A:Intel Matrix Storage Controller and Raid Timeout

For an architectural overview see wikipedia.org's page on TLER. The idea is to set a RAID disk's TLER to a value that is less than a Hardware RAID controller's disconnect timeout value. On-board Marvel (I believe) and the Intel controllers are not true Hardware RAID, thus AFAIK neither expose nor use a disconnect timeout (:. With or without TLER, when using two disks you can tolerate a fault (such as an outright failure of one disk) by choosing RAID 1. But no fault tolerance can be obtained by choosing RAID 0 (instead you will gain IO performance). With RAID 0 when one disk fails I am afraid everything will be lost .

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Today I got the subject "Important" U/D from MS which has failed 3 times.

The full name of the U/D is as follows:

Intel Corporation - Storage Controller - Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family SATS AHCI Controller

I finally marked to HIDE. Is there a solution??


A:Update for Intel Storage Controller Failed 3 times so far.

Go to Intel's website and see if this is really the driver update required. If it is you can download it from there.

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Ok, I've been trying to find help elsewhere, but I can't find any help out there.

I keep getting the following error appearing at random intervals:

When I click it, it just launches 'Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console'.
But then all the bloody thing does is show this message:

If anyone knows how to resolve this, what appears to be a false error, I would appreciate the help. Thanks!

A:Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console 'port 0' - HELP PLEASE!!!

Welcome to Seven Forums LJFENNELL. This is a laptop problem from what I was able to see. I dealt with this for a girlfriends laptop a few years ago. In researching I did find it was just an annoyance since the popup said everything was ok as in your picture. You can right click taskbar, click on properties, taskbar tab, customize in notification area, and set it to always hide, that will remove the annoyance at least.

My girlfriend had a Dell, and the first thing we did was a BIOS update to the latest version, as people on the forums were having sucess with that. It didn't work for us, so we ended up updating the Intel Matrix Storage Console. THAT did the trick.

For you, I'd suggest go to start menu, see if Intel Matrix Storage Console is listed in all programs, click on the help/about listing and see if you have the latest version available for your PC. Dell had a newer version listed for her PC, and uninstalling, and reinstalling new version fixed it. Good luck, A Guy

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I was wondering.. I hear some if not all sataIII motherboards (whether AMD or INTEL based) have 2 or so intel sata 6gb ports. My mobo is a Gigabyte 870A-UD3 REV 2.2 . Does my board have intel ports? and if so which ones are they?

A:Intel Sata Ports.

They will be the ones labeled 6Gb, according to the manual for your motherboard they are labeled SATA3_0 through _5. Sata 6 and 7 are Sata 2 ports.

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I came across some ads in eBay for this drive @ $109.00 shipped. The price per GB is lower than I have found elsewhere, but looking at the picture and size (2.5"), they appear as though they are designed to fit a laptop, or connect externally to a PC. I don't want anything more to clutter my desktop than I already have. Is there an adapter to fit this to a 3.5" drive bay?

A:Intel X25M 80 GB SATA SSD

try with this link


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Hello, I need Intel HM70 Chipset SATA Drivers for install Windows XP? How can I find them? 

A:Intel SATA Drivers

So you are trying to install XP on what laptop?  You need the F6 floppy driver for the SATA controller: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/15449/Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager?httpDown=https%3A... This should be unzipped and provided to the XP installer when it cannot find a hard drive. Needs to be done with a usb floppy drive or this driver can be "slipstreamed" into the XP install disk. I assume you are installing 32 bit XP.  

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hello to you i install 2 hard drive in my intel badaxe2 975 chipset marvell controller as non raid the marvell bios show me the 2 hard drive but in windows i dont see them enven in the manage what could possible goes wrong?

A:intel 975xbx2 sata help

did you format them?

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I have Intel board with 82801Ba Ultra Storage Controller -244B
Now I have an problem where want to use IDE PCI Controller Drivers MUST be OS STANDARD IDE PCI Drivers will any one know how to do that I check in the bios there is no way there to stop these driver to run and when I remove them from device manager it ask me to restart my Box and then it come back again automatically is there an way that I can stop it and use the Stander IDE and PCI Drivers ,

If it is possible and I am sure there must be some one please let me know

A:How to Disable Intel 82801Ba Ultra Storage Controller -244B

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So I noticed on my Samsung Magician that it says

Your SSD will not deliver its maximum performance because your system does not support a SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3) port. Your SSD is connected with SATA 3GB/s (SATA2) port)

I opened my device manager and noticed that it says I have Intel series 6 port SATA AHCI Controller, but wasn't sure if that was what the magician was not recognizing of it what it was telling me is accurate. Drivers aren't my specialty, so I thought I asked the gurus for a little advice. If this is correct, than so be it, but of course, if this can be corrected would this require entering the BIOS to do so?

A:Samsung 840 Pro not recognizing Intel SATA 6?

The answer is in your motherboard specs, boards of just a few years ago only had sata 2 3Gbps ports, or a combination of sata2 and sata3 and nowadays all sata 3 6Gbps ports.

Your motherboard specs will tell you what speed each and every sata port on your board will run at.

As far as the bios goes, you always want the sata controller set to AHCI

Dell Official Site - The Power To Do More | Dell

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So I noticed on my Samsung Magician that it says

Your SSD will not deliver its maximum performance because your system does not support a SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3) port. Your SSD is connected with SATA 3GB/s (SATA2) port)

I opened my device manager and noticed that it says I have Intel series 6 port SATA AHCI Controller, but wasn't sure if that was what the magician was not recognizing of it what it was telling me is accurate. Drivers aren't my specialty, so I thought I asked the gurus for a little advice. If this is correct, than so be it, but of course, if this can be corrected would this require entering the BIOS to do so?

A:Samsung 840 Pro not recognizing Intel SATA 6?

The answer is in your motherboard specs, boards of just a few years ago only had sata 2 3Gbps ports, or a combination of sata2 and sata3 and nowadays all sata 3 6Gbps ports.

Your motherboard specs will tell you what speed each and every sata port on your board will run at.

As far as the bios goes, you always want the sata controller set to AHCI

Dell Official Site - The Power To Do More | Dell

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My first four (black) sata ports are filled on my Intel D975XBX motherboard and I want to add another drive.

There are four more SATA ports below these and they are blue. When I plug a drive into them, it does not get recognized.

I tried the Intel site and registered but even though, I can read the postings on their "discussion" site, I cannot start a new one.

Anyone here had and solved this problem?


A:Need help with SATA ports in Intel D975XBX

Those 4 ports are for raid configuration only, so you cannot use them for individual hard drives.

Four Serial ATA ports via integrated RAID controller
3.0 Gb/s
Support for Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
Support for RAID and non-RAID drive configuration
Four Serial ATA ports via on-board discrete RAID controller
1.5 Gp/s
Support for RAID drive configuration only Click to expand...


You will have to use a PCI add in card to get more Sata ports for individual hard drive support.
Nice PDF on that board here



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I am building a new PC.
Components: Thermatake Armour Series ATX Full Tower Case,
Thermaltake W0116RU 750W Power Supply,
Intel D975XBX2KR LGA 775 motherboard,
Intel C2 Extreme X6800 Conroe 2.93GHz processor,
ATI FireGL V3400 128MB GDDR3 Video Card,
SEAGATE Barracuda STE 3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3GB/s Hard Drive,
VIGOR Gaming CLT-M21 92mm Thermal Electric CPU Cooler

I have assembled the above components, and fired the PC up. No Post errors, No flames, No Smoke.

The Bios recognizes the RAM and HDD,
but upon boot up, the following message scrolls onto the screen:

" INTEL BOOT AGENT PXE PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable.
PXE-M0F-Exiting Intel Boot Agent.

No Bootable device Insert BOOT Disk and press any key"

I ran the XP professional Installation CD and upon completion of loading, XP indicates there is no HDD present or words to that effect.

I did swap out the SATA cable connected to the SATA HDD, I tried connecting the SATA cable to a different SATA port on the MB. No change in the result.

I suspect that I have missed something in the BIOS setup, but am a newbie when it comes to the SATA setup.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

If I posted thread in the wrong forum, please forgive me.


Truly Fly'n_Blind!

A:SATA HDD seen by Intel BIOS & not by MS XP installation

Uh oh!

Windows XP won't run a SATA drive as a SATA drive without the raid driver installed, (at least not in an Intel board). You need to configure your BIOS drive instructions to run as IDE. SATA HDDs will only run without a raid driver in Vista, and it's called "AHCI'" mode. Press F2, to enter BIOS find the drive mode, set it to IDE, press F10 and save the changes, you should be on your way.

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Hi im planning buy an Intel SSD 520 Series SATA 3(60gb), I looked at the website of my motherboard(Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3 ) I'm not sure if it has SATA 3 since I won this motherboard in a contest. I also want to know if I can see any difference between loading at startup in Windows and especially loading at games like Bf3, Dota 2, Diablo 3? VS my 1TB Seagate? Thanks in advance.

here is my current spec:

Intel Core i5-2500k. 3.30GHz Turbo boost 3.70Ghz
Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3-B3
2X4GB Kingston HyperX T1 CL9
1TB Seagate

A:Intel SSD 520 Series SATA 3 is it ok to my motherboard?

The Gigabyte site for that board says this, under "internal I/O connectors":

2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors

I believe SATA 3.0 is 6 Gb/s, so yes, it supports 3.0.

I don't understand the rest of your post. Games will load quicker on an SSD, but I don't think you'll see much improvement in playing the game.

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I was using Driver Detective to update my device drivers and after installing a new driver the device displayed with a yellow exclaimation mark in Device Manager so I removed it and rebooted. I was led to believe that it would reinstall. This device is no longer listed in Device Manager. What effect will this have on my system? Also, could this be a problem with the system board? I recently installed a replacement system board before this event took place.

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Long time issue...Finally took a moment to post.
I can't install the latest version of the Intel Sata Driver package on my Precision M4700.The problem is the same whether I install directly from download or via DELL COMMAND | UPDATE
The update fails and complains that .NET framework 4.5 is required. I have .NET 4.6.1 installed, I was assuming this supersedes 4.5.
What should I do ? Go back to .NET 4.5, install the driver then reinstall .NET 4.6.1 ?

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The Source of Intel's Cougar Point SATA Bug.

Cougar Point (Intel’s 6-series chipsets: H67/P67) has two sets of SATA ports: four that support 3Gbps operation, and two that support 6Gbps operation. Each set of ports requires its own PLL source.

The problem in the chipset was traced back to a transistor in the 3Gbps PLL clocking tree. The aforementioned transistor has a very thin gate oxide, which allows you to turn it on with a very low voltage. Unfortunately in this case Intel biased the transistor with too high of a voltage, resulting in higher than expected leakage current.

Click to expand...

-- Tom

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So I downloaded the driver updates cause my computer has been having BSOD and what not and the folder name is "Intel_RAIDAHCI_XPVistaWin7" But theres no .exe to install it? How do I install it? And would this not being up to date cause BSOD?

A:ICH10 Family 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller -How to install?

You should get the updates from the mother board manufacturer. Click the Downloads tab select OS.
Get the latest by date. They are designed to be compatible with your brand and model mother board.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 1.0)


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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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Quick background-I restored my drive from image and i cannot recall what i did to make it a bit faster. i think it had to do with Chipset or IRST.

I tried to install the latest version and i get a incorrect platform error and it doesn't install

I'm using version 12.8

My specs are Win 7 pro x64, 7 Series/216 H77 chipset, I5 3rd gen, SSD SanDisk Ultra II 240g, Seagate 2tb HDD
Is this version for a different chipset or version of windows?

A:Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) proper version question?

Hi Fooey,
follow this link, you need the enu version, 4th block down.


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Hello,How i see on my topic i cannot  instal Intel Management Engine Interface Driver and Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.    Can you give me someone some solution to fix this problemThanks

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I am having a problem replacing the HDD in my Legion y530 with a Sata SSD. In the M2 slot is Intel Optane. Windows OS and everything on the HDD was succesfully cloned onto the Sata SSD. Once I made the switch and tried to boot up I got a black screen and the text "checking media". It then went to an error popup saying that no boot drive was found. I went to BIOS and saw that Intel Optane was still connected to the old HDD. I would like to know what went wrong here and what types of sata SSD work with optane if there are any?

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Hi guys,
I'm hoping you can help
On Friday I purchased an Intel NUC DN2820FYKH. Installed the correct RAM and HDD and installed windows 8.1 through USB. The system installed the OS and booted normally. However, when I shutdown the mini-pc and later turned it back on, it would not recognise the SATA drive.
I assumed something must have gone wrong so I removed it, formatted it in another machine and repeated the process. Eventually I re-installed windows 8. To check, I shut down the computer immediately, and the same problem occurred.
The initial startup screen (showing F2 for setup) hangs when the drive is plugged in but the bios still shows nothing, I tried mounting the drive in an external caddy and connecting it by USB and the computer was able to see it again.
On Friday I updated to the latest BIOS (fy0039). I rolled the BIOS back to (fy0015) and tried every update since then without luck.
I don't think its a hardware fault as a format fixed it until I booted into windows. Before I booted into windows I was having a bit of trouble finding the right installer and the drive was showing up fine. It seems that it's only once I've booted into windows that the drive vanishes on shutdown.

I am using a trial copy of 8.1 Enterprise from MS website.
Please note I have also posted this question on the Intel forums (https://communities.intel.com/message/254820#254820) but in the past have had quicker and more relevant help from this forum.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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A:Intel NUC DN2820 SATA Drive not showing in BIOS

Is BIOS set to legacy or UEFI and are you formatting as MBR or GPT? Is strange it won't appear in BIOS though, could be a hardware problem.

Try deleting all partitions and start over.

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Here is what has happened.

My computer was built last December, and has run like a clock, a very fast happy clock.
I went to download a new version of iTunes and encountered issues with iTunes not installing correctly. I then noticed I was missing my Open With... command, so I decided to do a re-install.

I downloaded every new driver from Gigabytes site, and just had horrible issues trying to get Intel Pre Install SATA driver & Intel Rapid Store installed.

I successfully got Intel Rapid Store installed, because I noticed that Gigabyte was not offering .NET 4.5 which Rapid Store needed. (Their download is .NET 4.0)

However, for past hour I have been struggling to get Intel Pre Install SATA in. (I think)
When I extract the file I am greeted by this-
A folder that says 64 Bit
Inside that folder is the following-

I know when I first built this system I always had setup, or some exe file and would just click that and items would install. What do I do with these files?
I even tried to go to device manager and click update drivers, but when I direct it to this location nothing happens. (Or at least I don't think anything does). How do I know if it installed? Everything else I install (Intel INF, Management, Marvell etc... I can see in Programs & Features.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

One quick non related question if I may-
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A:How Do I Install Intel Pre-SATA Driver on this build (& other issues)

The IRST Pre-Install driver is meant to be used with RAID. For example, if you set your storage configuration as RAID 0, Windows setup will ask to provide the Pre-install driver. When we do a regular install in AHCI mode, Windows will use it's own generic AHCI driver "msahci.sys" to access the SATA interface. After install completes and IRST installed, SATA driver will be updated to the latest version instead of generic one. In short, you don't need to manually install the F6 floppy version of IRST.

The 100 MB partition may came handy if you enable full disk encryption with "Bitlocker". Unless you need to create four primary partitions on the disk, there is no real benefit in excluding this partition.

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HP ENVY 700-230qe CTO Desktop PC Motherboard description?Manufacturer: MSI?Manufacturer name: MS-7826?HP/Compaq name: Kaili Chipset ?Intel Z87 Disc 0 is currently 1TB HDD.  No SSD in mSATA port.  Considering adding 1TB SSD as primary drive and moving 1TB HDD to secondary position. QUESTION:I believe installing a 2.5 inch SSD on a standard SATA channel will operate at 6.0Gb/s.  If instead, I install a mSATA SSD in the mSATA port, 1) can I make the mSATA port with 1TB mSATA SSD the primary drive2) will it operate at 6.0Gb/s ?? 3) will the whole 1TB mSATA SSD be accessible?  This would save a HDD bay and make use of the mSATA port that probably wouldn't be used otherwise.

A:Kaili MS-7826 Intel Z87 - SATA SSD versus mSATA SSD

Hi, The following link shows the specs of the motherboard:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03748942 1. It does not have mSATA slot therefore mSATA is out of the picture,2. It use Z87 chipset that means it supports 6Gb/s and the specs say it uses 6Gb/s already     http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03983810 3. as #1. Note the PCI slot is occupied by the network card. mSATA is better than normall HDD but slower normal SSD. If you wish to use SSD you can swap with the existing HDD and move the HDD to the second bay, you can also add another HDD to the 3rd bay as mentioned on the above specs. Regards.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and first thread in the forum. I hope y'all are doing fabulous.

I just bought an MSi P67A-GD55 B3 from someone yesterday. The board was brand new. It is a revision 3, which is supposed to fix Intel's SATA problems that used to be there before.
I just installed windows 7 Ultimate on it using a usb created by win 7 usb dvd tool, and installation and everything is good till it is at the part where it needs to reboot and then it either stays stuck at a black screen with the HDD light constantly on, or it will say "A disk read error occured Press ctrl+alt+del to restart"

I have literally tried EVERYTHING, from changing to AHCI mode, resetting the BIOS settings, and I have gone nowhere. Please help me on this. Also I tried a different HDD, it also did not work on this PC with the P67-GDD55 B3. I have used multiple hdds, tried the HDD on other PCs, and nothing helped. Also tried changing RAM. PLEASE Help me out, I would be ever greatful towards you.


i5 2500
8GB DDr3(2GBX4)
MSi P67a-GD55
HD6950 From HIS 2gb
I have no way to return on send it to MSi, since it would take me too much to ship it.

A:MSi P67A-GD55 B3, Intel SATA Problem still persists??? Pls Help

That motherboard has 2 SATA controllers, one is SATA 2, one is SATA 3. The 2 white SATA ports are SATA 3, the 4 black SATA ports are SATA 2.

Is your hard drive plugged into one of the black ports? If no, then try that.

I'm guessing, but there may be a problem with the SATA 3 ports working until you can load the chipset driver. Which you can't do until you have an OS installed.
So my thinking is to install the OS on the drive while connected to SATA 2, install the chipset driver, then switch the drive to SATA 3, which will have no effect on the OS.

This is a workaround, not a solution. But let's see if that changes anything.

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EDIT TO TITLE: Processor is ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 4650, and I may have found it.

How do I go about obtaining the SATA driver for this particular processor. I am trying to complete this tutorial...

How to Load SATA Drivers in Windows System Recovery Options:
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows Recovery Options

The example Sata Controller used in the tutorial is Promise Fastrack 376. What do I use for the ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 4650.

A:SATA Driver for 2.53Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo P8700 CPU

bosco88, welcome to the Seven Forums.

First thing is you are confusing what parts are what, and what is needed for what,

1. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 is the video card in your laptop, of which this,


may or may not work with it. You don't list the make and model of your laptop but from what you list as the display it looks to be a Sony, in which case you will only be able to use the drivers for the video from them.

2. The processor. The only driver that a processor would need is installed by Windows, there are no updates or anything else for it.

The SATA driver you are asking about is part of the chipset, and again you would get this from Sony and will either be included in whatever chipset driver they have available or possibly as a separate download. Start here,


enter the model number of your laptop in the search box and see what they have.

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I've been having very infrequent BSOD over the past year or so, occasionally in Starcraft II, but most often if I accidentally leave my computer on overnight. The issue was infrequent enough (perhaps once per month) that I have ignored it until this current incident. I'm not sure if the current issue is related to BSOD or recent tweaking of AV and/or NVIDIA drivers.

Simultaneously, I have been having off-and-on problems with the NVIDIA GeForce Experience software refusing to connect and download driver updates for my card. Yesterday, when I logged on, the graphics driver had reoccurring crashes, so I decided to try to fix the problem with NV Experience and update graphics drivers. First I deleted NV Experience settings and restarted the NV backend service, but this did not resolve the NV Experience downloading issue. Attempting to uninstall NV Experience with CCleaner made Windows Explorer lag out.

Rebooting and attempting to uninstall NV Experience again, the system still had lagging behaviour in Windows Explorer, and several services stopped including Windows Defender and system volume. I had not used the system for sometime, so I updated my antivirus definitions and ran some system scans (Windows Defender, SpybotSD, MalwareBytes). They did not turn up any issues. After a few more reboot/uninstall attempts, I managed to uninstall NV Experience, but the system crashed completely with BSOD a few minutes after.

After crash, I was able to boot into safe mode af... Read more

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Apologies if this is not correct forum...please feel free to correct me...

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 that doesn't natively support SATA, so I bought a Sabrent (Silicone Image chipset model SiI 3114) 4-port RAID SATA controller card to support my new Seagate 1TB drive.

After much hair pulling and obscenities I got the card to recognize the 1TB drive in the BIOS by upgrading the BIOS for the controller to

Now I'm trying to install Windows XP to this drive and recognize the need to press F6 to install the drivers for the controller card so that Windows will see the drive and install the OS to that drive. Problem is that no driver I can find is recognized during this process.

I've read numerous websites that recommend using a VIA chipset based controller card which I'm willing to go to instead of this card, but I need specifics on which models will support what I'm trying to do here. I need for Windows to be installed on this SATA drive which will be on the PCI controller card. The controller card cannot be PCI-E either as this older mobo doesn't support that slot.



A:Installing XP on PCI SATA Controller drive



Try that, are you putting the drivers on a floppy?


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