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Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Q: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

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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Preferred Solution: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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I was messing around with the bios and I changed the bios from AHCI to CMS (i don't know exactly the name, I didn't paid too much attention) and the Sata Controller to Compatibility mode, now the computer won't start, the keyboard won't work and after a while or pressing a key multiple times the computer will start making a "beep" sound. Can somebody help me please?

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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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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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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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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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Hello

I have a company laptop (HP 8530w) with Checkpoint Pointsec HDD encryption and 32bit Vista.
I want to use win7 booted from an external eSATA drive. For that to work first of all I had to remove the internal HDD, because win7 install has already ****ed my system up one time (probably the MBR because the encryption never came up after I installed win7 on the external drive). Secondly I had to set SATA mode to IDE because in AHCI mode it can't be booted on this laptop. (RAID would also work but I didn't want to complicate things).
My question is if I try to boot from the internal drive would it **** Win Vista up or even the encryption stuff? I mean without resetting SATA mode to AHCI (so that i don't have to change it every time I want to boot from the extrnal drive). And that's not even the biggest issue: for now I think I will remove the internal drive every time I want to boot another OS, I don't want to go to IT support all the time.

Basically what i wanted to achieve is to get the laptop to boot from the external drive whenever it is plugged in at home, but boot the company OS Vista at work. It seems it is not that easy.
Do you think it can be done?

A:Changing SATA to IDE mode (not to AHCI as it happens usually)?!

You can not install windows to a external drive.

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Hi all,

So I was messing around with my bios settings and I changed the SATA mode on the SATA controller from AHCI to IDE for some reason. Now the computer does not boot, it simply hangs when the BIOS tries to initiate the boot sequence.

I spent some time reading through problems like this on the forums, and I tried using my windows 7 installation disk to initiate an automatic repair. It goes as far as to recognize the windows 7 installation but when I try to start the repair process it says "cannot select startup entries" or something like that and cancels itself.

I also tried using the command prompt in Windows RE and using bootrec /fixmbr and /fixboot, which both worked. However, when I try bootrec /rebuildbcd, it recognizes my one windows installation (so far so good) but then when I select Y to include it to the boot list, it reports "The requested system device cannot be found" and it craps out.

I tried the above in both ahci (the mode windows 7 was installed in) and IDE, just for kicks and the same thing happens. I'm also aware of the registry tweak you can make to force 7 to boot up the sata drives, but since I can't even boot up in my computer I can't see any way I can do that.

Thanks for your time, and for your help in advance.

A:Win7 x64 does not boot after changing SATA mode

Try one of these for editing the registry: How To Edit Windows Registry Key Values without Booting in Windows Raymond.CC Blog

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Changed SATA mode to IDE from ACHI in BIOS on a Windows Vista Gateway Desktop because I want to install windows XP from disc and now my computer freezes at the Gateway Logo screen (the bottom has the F10 boot menu and F2 BIOS options) but I cannot access BIOS or anything because I cannot get past this Gateway Logo screen.
The computer is a few years old and has been unstable as of late so I decided to try to switch to xp, but can't now.

Thank you for answering
 

A:Changing SATA Mode to IDE causing freezes.

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Hi, back with another issue on a different computer.

I'm installing Seven on a WinXP machine and completed the install, but forgot to change the SATA setting in the bios from "compatibility mode" to AHCI. Now when I change it, windows gives me bluescreen on boot.

I'm dumbfounded that Windows Seven startup repair can't fix a problem this simple, but it completely failed, wasn't even able to find a problem.

I was thinking it might be easier to just reformat and begin the install over again, or startup in safemode and install the intel SATA drivers... assuming it will let me boot into safemode with AHCI enabled.

Is there another alternative here?

Thanks.


ps. On the other computer (different thread), I'm going to wait till I have several hours of uninterrupted time, in case I need to begin over installing all the windows versions one at a time. I'll reply with any success/failure on that thread later in the week.

A:Changing SATA from Compatibility mode to AHCI

Not to worry - Windows 7 actually already has a generic AHCI driver; it just needs to be enabled before you change the mode in your BIOS.

Microsoft provides a step-by-step guide for doing so, which involves nothing more than setting a single registry value.

Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

Let us know if you need help with anything else.

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So at first, I was trying to resolve an issue with my BD-ROM drive described here: XPS 8700 - BD-ROM (HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CH20N) Not Recognized Windows 10 - Disk Drives (HDD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray) Forum - Disk Drives - Dell Community
However, when attempting to try different things, I am now in a position where I can no longer boot to Windows 10. More specifically, when I turn on my computer, I get an error saying no bootable drives found and it just lists my SATA 1, 2, 3, etc. drives with an option to restart or go to BIOS setup. In other words, I don't even see Windows anymore existing.

My basic computer specs:
Dell XPS 8700 SE
Intel Core i7-4700
Windows 10 with 1511 update
2TB hdd with 32GB mSATA SSD cache drive
16GB RAM
BD-ROM

I need help to get Windows working again, and hopefully, get back my data. Here's what I did to cause the problems:

1) I went to Dell UEFI BIOS setup, and changed the SATA mode from "RAID" to "AHCI". Saved and exited BIOS.
2) After rebooting, Windows failed to load, had a consistent blue screen with the sad smiley face with error "IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED", automatic repair also failed.
3) I tried reverting back to "RAID" in SATA mode in BIOS, but it failed to change anything. Windows still wouldn't boot
4) I then entered into the special BIOS menu showing devices which listed my mSATA cache drive and hard drive and RAID settings. Since it showed that the cache drive was "Disabled", I thought I ... Read more

A:Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED is caused by an improper setup or improper configuration after setup.

I'm no expert at the BIOS configurations, even not an advanced user, but I think you need to set in the raid array the hard drive you want to boot from. I guess that configuration went gone after you changed the SATA mode.

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Hello,i have Thinkpad Yoga 260, model number 20FES0X105 Does it suppoer NVMe PCIe ?In tech specs there are some models with NVMe support, some are SATA only. How can I check if my model supports NVMe ssd? Or generally - Is there any public database where i can check exact config of any Thinkpad laptop according serial/model number (what type of display, if RAM is soldered on boards, etc..) Thank you,  

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Hi all, just got my Yoga 920. Tablet mode is not being sensed anymore after the default install of Windows 10 gets updated (possibly the anniversary update).. I formatted to confirm it was the update and yes, it was. Tablet mode is sensed perfectly before updating and when windows 10 updates it doesn't sense it anymore. Instead all i get is a locked touchpad. keyboard until i restart or suspend/ wakeup.Anyone have any suggestions? I've reinstalled ymc.exe (Lenovo mode control) and that didn't do anything. I'm actually suprised that no one else has encoutered this issue  on the 920 yet, so i made this thread... Thanks in advance.

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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

SOLVED:

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!

Woohoo!!!
 

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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 could really use some help with this. I have a HD that I'm moving from one Windows 7 machine to another.

The new system is a Gateway DX4860. The old was was also a Gateway DX4820.
When I put the old drive in the new computer, I get the Windows Splash screen, the stars begin to appear and it resets.
I went back to the old machine and noticed the BIOS setting for SATA was set to RAID.
I changed the new system to RAID, it just froze.
I put a second drive in the new machine and now it boots properly.
I installed the AHCI drivers, changed the registry setting to 0, rebooted the machine, and changed the BIOS setting to AHCI from RAID.
When Windows tries to boot, I'm getting the same behavior as before (I get the Windows Splash screen, the stars begin to appear and it resets).
This is for Windows 7 BTW.

Gateway AND Intel have both told me I need to re-install the OS to make this happen. I'd rather not do that if AT ALL possible.

I'd very much appreciate some help with this.

Thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide!

A:Changing from SATA RAID to SATA AHCI - Help needed!

You have a few things happening here, 1st your Win7 is probably an OEM (Originaly came w/the system) andassuck is tiedto the original mobo & can'tbe moved.
2nd, you have 1 sys w/ a core2quad processor, and the other has an I5. This means the mobo & memory are different, you have a different setof drivers so thr=e DX4860 will not boot with the older drivers. Normallythis would take aclean install, but being an OEM version - you would need therecovery discsfromthe DX4860.

Jim

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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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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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hi. I want to change my laptop hard disk from SATAII to SATAIII and i don't know that mainboard support SATAIII? my laptop is pavilion dv6-6190se. thanks for your help.

A:changing hard disk ( sata II to sata III)

Hi,SATA-3 is reverse compatible with SATA-2 and 1 ports.Motherboard may have SATA-2 support and you put SATA-3 hard drive but it would operate within SATA-2 speed only.Run this tool to know motherboard supported SATA speed: http://www.piriform.com/speccyRegardsVisruth

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Hi,

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???

Yes.

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Hi,
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?

thankx
c

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 noticed when i watch netflix or other platforms, the display changes (brightness/contrast changes so the scenes appear redder) and almost as if the someone is switching the lights on and off in the actual show. But on other displays such as my phone, the colors are fine. I tried changing my battery plan, turning off the adjusting brightness, and disabling settings in the intel graphics settings. Nothing seems to do the trick! super distracting to watch a show and see the whole screen flicker every few seconds.

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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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Hello!We have a Lenovo Yoga 370 20JJS3JP00 which has a wrong Embedded Controller Firmware.The BIOS Firmware is correct but the EC Firmware (N1GHT44W 1.21) belongs to a Lenovo Yoga 260.    We already tried every other BIOS for the Yoga 370, but the EC Firmare won't change.Also we tried to cold reset the EC and reset the BIOS but without any success.Do you have any suggestions what we could do to resolve this issue?Thank you very much!

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Hello!We have a Lenovo Yoga 370 20JJS3JP00 which has a wrong Embedded Controller Firmware.The BIOS Firmware is correct but the EC Firmware (N1GHT44W 1.21) belongs to a Lenovo Yoga 260. We already tried every other BIOS for the Yoga 370, but the EC Firmare won't change.Also we tried to cold reset the EC and reset the BIOS but without any success.Do you have any suggestions what we could do to resolve this issue?Thank you very much!    

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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.

SO IS WHAT I WANT TO DO POSSIBLE ? PLEASE HELP.

Thanks very much

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

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Hi, I dunno if anyone have this problem. Last night, I was about turning of my laptop, I accidently pull off the power plug of my laptop, Even though the battery is till full, It showed a BSOD. I thought it was just some random crash, but when I turn it back on - on battery mode and when It completely loaded, I plugged the power plug in and BSOD happened again. I reinstall the windows, checked it still have the same problem. I'm still using vista business OS and change to it. I checked nothing happened. Any1 know is this because of windows 7 or my laptop?

A:BSOD when changing AC mode to battery mode vice versa!!

Anyone knows? Is it just me >.<? I tried update all the driver as well as using same driver of my vista now, stil doesnt work... Any help would be appreciated!!

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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.
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831

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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Hi,

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

Gareth

A:Sata ATA Controller...

Try the VIA SATA/RAID controller
http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx...=37&CatID=3000

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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?

Thanks!
 

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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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 am trying to install Pro Tools on my Win XP SP2 system. One of their "major" requirements is to have DMA enabled. This is an insert from Digidesigns web page:

"DMA Mode Enabled Instructions ? Windows XP
DMA mode must be enabled for all IDE drives in your system.
To do this in Windows XP:
1. Right-click My Computer, located on the Desktop or in the start menu, and choose Properties
2. Select the Hardware tab
3. Click the Device Manager button
4. Locate and double-click the device for your IDE/ATA controller
5. In the IDE/ATA Controller Properties dialog, click the Advanced Settings tab
6. Under Transfer mode, select DMA Transfer mode, if available, and click OK
7. Repeat for any additional IDE/ATA drives
8. Click OK to close the Device Manager dialog
9. Close the System Control Panel

You can also check in device manager under "Hard disk controllers" and make sure that you have the IDE controller and NOT the ATA controller. If you have the ATA controller you will need to Update the hard disk controller driver to the "standard dual IDE controller".

When I double click on Primary or Secondary IDE Channel, there is not an Advanced tab , only general, driver, details, and resources. Therefore i can't change my DMA settings.

I have the Intel(r) 82801DB Ultra ATA Controller, under the "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" heading. How do I change the ATA controller to an IDE controller?

Help please,

Jammack

A:Changing IDE controller

Have you tried updating your controller?

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I found the drivers but it said I didnt have a device in my computer..

please help..



Code:
Name: Silicon Image SiI 3112 SATARaid Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1095&DEV_3112&SUBSYS_61121095&REV_02\4&3B1D9AB8&0&5840
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SI3112r.sys, 1.00.0000.0028 (English), 2/24/2003 14:21:12, 85265 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\SiWinAcc.sys, 1.00.0000.0004 (English), 2/12/2003 14:37:48, 9600 bytes
I found that, so I thought I should update now it says i dont have a device on my computer, it's causing freezing in a few games and I need to fix it

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Does the Touchsmart 15-f010WM notebook have a SATA III (6 Gb/s) controller?  Thanks.

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Hi, I have a really convoluted problem, which I think boils down to me having lost the control sector in my HDD after a format. I think!? I'll explain the sorry chain of events.

I have 2x Maxtor 6L30050 and an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium. I had an install of Vista on the machine, which was not working out for me - went to XP, but that install messed up due to the disc (not all data wrote). Went for an install of 2K I had lying around just to get something on there and in formatting the disk for this 2k install, I think I lost something.

Originally, the OS setup screen looked like this:

Cartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

Dartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

The 2k format I did for the (failed) 2k install was NTFS to NTFS (Vista to 2k stylee I guess?), but when looking at the HDDs in the OS setup after the 2k instal format, I then got this:

Cartitional (unknown) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB

Dartitional (NTFS) xxxxxxMB xxxxxxMB
Unpartitioned Space 8MB

I'd lost the first unpartitioned space on C, and it's saying 'unknown' as the file structure.

Long story short - the 2k install didn't work. I got a better copy of XP, but when trying to install this, after selecting the disk (C and copying the install files - after the reboot, a message comes up 'A disk read error occured'.

So I have no o/s on there and the HD seems unusable.

Have I broken my HDD? Or do I need t... Read more

A:Not sure if need SATA controller, chipset, etc...

The 6L30050 is a Sata, therefore you don't need the F6 driver.

Beside it never hurts to try.

Plus I runs A8N-SLI SE, so you can try your luck on the cd.

Try look for the IDE driver and it is should be there.

Plus, if this problem insists, you may RMA these hard drives for a free replacement if it is under warranty.
 

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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'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)

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MY OLD THREAD:

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

A:SATA Controller Driver - Where and Which?

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I do see the hard drive in Setup


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






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


You need the raid drivers.

IRST acceleration cache
http://www.eightforums.com/installat...ion-cache.html

Intel links.
IRST acceleration cache
http://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/u...echnology.html
http://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/u...-software.html

Dell links:
http://dell.to/15Cz2AS
http://dell.to/13EbJpn

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I had a question about these controller cards. I wish to purchase one of the newest burners and it is only available with a SATA interface now currently until I can afford a better one my computer doesn't have SATA on it.

Is it possible to use one of these cards to attach the burner to it or is it only for hard drives?

This may seem like an odd question but I ahve been out of the loop on the computing world for a bit.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

A:SATA Controller Card

SATA is SATA... no difference between hard drives or optical drives, or any other SATA devices
 

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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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Folks,

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.

http://www.rosewill.com/products/985/productDetail.htm

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16816132013

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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


thnx!!!
 

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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