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set AHCI mode first in windows regedit
hkey_local_machine\\system\\currentcontrolset\\ser vices\\msahci

change start to 0 default is 3 to enable AHCI

restart comp and set AHCI in bios
save bios
hopefully this works
Worked like a charm. Thanks, +rep.
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Np
I just learned how to ^do it to with a little research
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post #13 of 14
OP, I bought one of those exact bays at Frys. It works great! You know the down side of having so much stuff in my computers is it makes clean wiring a difficult task...

That bay makes it so easy to inset a drive for storage, or any other reason.
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post #14 of 14
SATA drives are hot swappable without AHCI in the sense that you won't break your hardware by doing it. It's just your software may not respond well if you do it without AHCI.
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