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Hey guys, just got my SSD yesterday and after plugging it in I enabled AHCI. After enabling AHCI none of my drives show up in the bios. There is a screen that comes up during post that says Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, Version iSrc 1.20E and lists all my drives. So I decided to try and install Win7 anyway and it installed, running off it now and everything seems fine.

I'm thinking there must be some newer MB drivers/firmware or something that I'm missing, but not sure what, and didn't find an answer on google. Using latest BIOS version too. Oh and under Device Manager>IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers it says Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller.

So what am I missin here? Thank you
    
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post #2 of 17
That sounds right. It won't list your drives on the first BIOS screen since they are now being handled by the AHCI side of the chipset. It's completely normal.

As for the drivers, you should download these http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+%28Intel%C2%AE+RST%29
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When you see "Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, Version iSrc 1.20E", are you saying that this is when it shows the drive? I mean, this is the only place the drive should show during the POST because the previous list is for IDE devices.
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post #4 of 17
They likely won't show up on the POST screen, but the one after that should list them.
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The first list shows the IDE devices, and then the 2nd list where you see that the AHCI BIOS is loading/loaded shows the AHCI devices.
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post #6 of 17
You probably should have thought of asking at the ocz forums,not that here is a bad idea but they have knowledge of each individual motherboard.

I'll tell ya you want ahci enabled,so if I were you I would try again,but you have to perform a secure erase before re installing windows.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djsi38t;11786646 
You probably should have thought of asking at the ocz forums,not that here is a bad idea but they have knowledge of each individual motherboard.

I'll tell ya you want ahci enabled,so if I were you I would try again,but you have to perform a secure erase before re installing windows.

What are you talking about?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Outcasst;11786659 
What are you talking about?
I was wondering the same thing. redface.gif
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Just to make sure, your drives are plugged in to the ICH10R controller right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;11786627 
When you see "Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, Version iSrc 1.20E", are you saying that this is when it shows the drive? I mean, this is the only place the drive should show during the POST because the previous list is for IDE devices.

Yes, that's the only place I see my drives listed (SSD, samsung HDD and CD drive). But none show up in the bios under integrated peripherals.
    
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