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Asus P5K-Deluxe: Setting up AHCI SATA HDD&DVD in Vista

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Vista owners:

I'll be getting a replacement SATAII drive soon and I'm planning to setup the HDD and the SATA DVD Pioneer 212D in AHCI configuration this time

Under BIOS, the P5K-Dlx is able to detect my SATAII HDD and DVD that's configured in AHCI mode and in any of two master red ports I plugged in without any problem.

I'd like to know the CORRECT way of setting up AHCI for both of my SATA HDD & DVD prior/after Vista installation. I've overlooked the avaliable Raid/AHCI, AHCI, Matrix storage, etc. drivers under Asustek support download page for P5K-Dlx and I'm just confused by which driver I should download and install.

I've read that I should install the AHCI driver(s) prior to vista installation? What about after the installation and when you're in windows?

Can anyone please care to explain, and if you're too lazy to type, perhaps maybe you could link the step-by-step instructions for AHCI configuration under Vista.

THX!
    
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Is there a reason why you want to setup AHCI? I have mine setup as just a raid with my four hard drives and my sata DVD-RW. Everything works perfect that way. Actually now that I think about it I don't even know what AHCI is lol.

The correct way to set it up would be as follows though:

1. Enable AHCI in your bios.

2. Install Vista and as it installs hit whatever key enables the installation of the raid drivers.

3. Once Vista is ready to load these drivers you will see about 6 options. One will be for ICH9R AHCI. Load that one and then you will have your drives on which to install on.

4. After this everything will be normal.

I don't know the benifits of AHCI and if someone can link me some info on this I would be greatful. I'm googling it atm but not fingind much.
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Thx Silviastud + rep.

To my surprise that I did not have to install any AHCI related drivers prior to Vista installation as it couldn't identify any drivers I needed to install and I couldn't even make it to install the Intel Matrix Storage 7.50.1017

The Vista could detect my SATA HDD and DVD right away and installation was a breeze.

After the installation and under the windows enviroment, device manager shown it's using AHCI1.0 contoller so that's vista based original driver for AHCI configuration.

I use the the same file, Intel Matrix storage driver, 7.50.1017 to update the AHCI drivers and all went well in windows. Now the device manager reads
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: Intel(R) ICH9 SATA AHCI Controller.



Looks like that's it??
    
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Originally Posted by Tiramisu View Post
Thx Silviastud + rep.

To my surprise that I did not have to install any AHCI related drivers prior to Vista installation as it couldn't identify any drivers I needed to install and I couldn't even make it to install the Intel Matrix Storage 7.50.1017

The Vista could detect my SATA HDD and DVD right away and installation was a breeze.

After the installation and under the windows enviroment, device manager shown it's using AHCI1.0 contoller so that's vista based original driver for AHCI configuration.

I use the the same file, Intel Matrix storage driver, 7.50.1017 to update the AHCI drivers and all went well in windows. Now the device manager reads
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers: Intel(R) ICH9 SATA AHCI Controller.



Looks like that's it??
Excellent. Glad to hear it worked out ok.
post #5 of 8
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Is Intel Matrix strorage, 7.50.1017 the only file I need or are there anything else?


    
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Have you installed everything on the Asus Disk that came with the board. Just installing the Intel Chipset part should fix the SM Bus Controller. The Unknown well... it's unknown to me but I bet it would be taken care of too.

Also you can disable the HD Audio in your Bios so that it doesn't keep popping up in there too.

Edit: Mine is slightly different since I have mine set to Raid and not AHCI.
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Did you enable the "Intel Robson Technology" in the SATA configuration under BIOS??

Also, are you able to enable write caching on the disk/advanced performance option permanently? I found out that after I setup AHCI, it shows my HDD does allow its write cache setting to be modified. You can still check both options but it'll revert back to default upon restart.

I wonder does modify this section make any difference and why I can't modify it??

    
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So I bought the GA-P35C-DS3R. Now I'm not having any problems because I haven't started building yet. But it seems that there's two different controllers on the board for SATA connectivity.

(x) Intel ICH9R (6 ports)
(x) JMicron 363 (2 SATA ports, 1 PATA port for 2 devices)

Here's what I have:

Two 320GB SATAII Seagates
One Lite-ON IDE DVd burner
One Lite-ON SATA burner
One IDE 200GB some stupid old disk

Now I'm confused as to how to connect these for optimum performance.

This link here: http://www.tastycomputers.com/...nload/gbsata2_raid.htm
And this one : http://techreport.com/reviews/...yte-p965/index.x?pg=12

Have me utterly worried. The first one mentions not to use the JMicron controller at all, if you're going to use IDE devices (in bold red a quarter of a page down). The second link mentions that the SATA ports for JMB363 have ridiculously high burst read speeds.

I'm in two minds, my logical brain is saying leave IDE devices on the JMB363 controller, put everything SATA on the Intel one. But then I'm thinking, ditch all IDE devices and put the hard drives (the more often used stuff) on the JMB363 controller.

Any suggestions? And for what it's worth is ACHI/AHCI whatever it is worth the effort? In fact I'm not sure what kind of effort is involved in setting it up.

Thanks.
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