Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Boot AHCI with Crucial C300
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Boot AHCI with Crucial C300

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have a 128GB C300 with a fresh copy of windows 7 64x installed and wanted to enable AHCI but got into some problems. I went to a link which told me what I had to do from my desktop but never told me anything about the bios:

http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-ena...-installation/

Changed the value from 3 to 0 then I tried to enable it from IDE to AHCI but was getting into some problems. Every time I tried to boot a message would appear saying reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected, or press any keys. I have my SSD connected to a 6GB/S port and the rest of my HDD/CDRom through 3GB/S. The motherboard I'm currently using is a Asus Rampage III Extreme and would love to get this fixed. Please help me out.
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 18
You do it in BIOS, trust me I have the R3E. You can't enable BIOS level AHCI through Windows software. I believe it was under the Main tab, then into Storage Configuration and set IDE to AHCI.
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 18
Also you can not switch it once your OS is already loaded under IDE mode. I had that same issue not to long ago. You Have to set it as AHCI and then re-install OS.

Cheers!

-JB
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
Wait so what am I suppose to exactly do? Wipe out windows 7 from all my hard drives, enable AHCI through the bios then install a fresh copy of windows 7 onto the SSD? When am I suppose to change the value from 3-0 as I thought that was to be done first, also does it matter if the SSD is connected to a sata 6gb/s port and am I suppose to just change from IDE to AHCI from the storage config or another place as well.
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 18
Give me a few minutes, I will go into my BIOS and take a couple of pictures for you to guide you through it .
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 18
No, you dont have to do all that.

If you installed windows in IDE mode, in this order there are some steps you need to take.

1. Edit a couple of registry settings. (cant remember off the top of my head which settings, google it.)
2. Reboot to bios, and change the Mode from IDE to AHCI. This option will be there somewhere, you might have to do some poking around.
3. Reboot to windows and all should be well. If it isn't, change back to IDE mode and try again.

If that doesn't work, then yes, the surefire way to make it work, is to change to AHCI mode then reinstall windows.
Weedy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 4.2Ghz @ 1.216v (load) HT off ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Sapphire 7870 Ghz OC 6Gb Corsair TR3X6G1600C7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VERTEX 250Gb SSD WD Caviar Blue Hitachi 7k2000 Samsung Bluray Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Sony KDL40D3500 40" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Enermax Revolution 1250w 
CaseMouse
Antec 1200 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Weedy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 4.2Ghz @ 1.216v (load) HT off ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Sapphire 7870 Ghz OC 6Gb Corsair TR3X6G1600C7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VERTEX 250Gb SSD WD Caviar Blue Hitachi 7k2000 Samsung Bluray Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Sony KDL40D3500 40" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Enermax Revolution 1250w 
CaseMouse
Antec 1200 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 18
If you want to use the Marvell controller the first thing you need to do is to download the latest drivers (1.0.0.1036) from the Asus website and install them. What ever you have on any HD's that you want make sure that you have backups.

You will have to install Windows from scratch and you do not need to erase Windows.

Shut off your PC.

Disconnect all hard drives from your MB except the SSD plugged into the Marvell controller.

Turn on your PC and get into your BIOS, change the boot order to DVD/CD. Change your Marvell controller to AHCI (Page 3-36 & 3-37 of the R3E manual). Put your Windows CD into your DVD drive and then press F10 for save and exit.

Once the PC boots it should start loading Windows.

After Windows is loaded shut off the PC. Plug in one HD and turn on the PC. Make sure Windows sees the HD, if it does not go into disk managment and activate the HD if you need to. If I was you I would format each HD and load all data and programs that you want on them from scratch. Do this for all hard drives.
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7GHz / 4400MHz Asus Sabertooth Z87 Gigabyte GTX 780 OC 8GB G.Skill Trident X 9-11-11-31-1T @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OS SSD 840 Pro 256GB / FSX SSD 840 Pro 256GB LG DVD Thermalright SB-E x2 Win7 Ult 64b 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VP2655wb 25.5" IPS LCD Logitech Wireless EX1110 w/Mouse Corsair AX860i CM HAF-X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770K @ 4.7GHz / 4400MHz Asus Sabertooth Z87 Gigabyte GTX 780 OC 8GB G.Skill Trident X 9-11-11-31-1T @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OS SSD 840 Pro 256GB / FSX SSD 840 Pro 256GB LG DVD Thermalright SB-E x2 Win7 Ult 64b 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Viewsonic VP2655wb 25.5" IPS LCD Logitech Wireless EX1110 w/Mouse Corsair AX860i CM HAF-X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I can't even boot my SSD if its on IDE or AHCI. I must make my old 500GB HDD to boot first then the SSD. When it boots a message comes on saying boot windows 7 , Windows 7 as they both had 7 but recently deleted from the HDD and it's still showing up as both, if I click the HDD one it crashes saying a error if I pick the SSD one it boots into windows 7. When I try booting from the SSD first this message appears:
reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected, or press any keys.
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
Yogi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 570 Super Talents 2000MHZ Cas 7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 128GB - 2x WD 2TB Green & Samsung 500GB Lite-On Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 LG 47LX6500 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Das Keyboard Model S SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Corsair Obsidian 800D logitech Performance Mouse MX 
Mouse Pad
Razer Dual 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 18
Ahh right, the boot manager is on the HDD then. In that case, for you, a total reinstall with only the SSD connected would be best.
Weedy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 4.2Ghz @ 1.216v (load) HT off ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Sapphire 7870 Ghz OC 6Gb Corsair TR3X6G1600C7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VERTEX 250Gb SSD WD Caviar Blue Hitachi 7k2000 Samsung Bluray Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Sony KDL40D3500 40" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Enermax Revolution 1250w 
CaseMouse
Antec 1200 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
Weedy
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 4.2Ghz @ 1.216v (load) HT off ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Sapphire 7870 Ghz OC 6Gb Corsair TR3X6G1600C7 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ VERTEX 250Gb SSD WD Caviar Blue Hitachi 7k2000 Samsung Bluray Drive 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Sony KDL40D3500 40" Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Enermax Revolution 1250w 
CaseMouse
Antec 1200 Razer Mamba 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 18
Since you say you it is a freshly installed copy of Windows, you can minimize any chance of a driver conflict with a fresh reinstallation. As long as your data is backed up, you can start fresh.

The C300 will perform better on the SATA6G controller, it will have a higher read speed. Plug that into the 6G port closer to the board surface, that is the first port. Do all these steps AFTER you data on your drive is backed up onto a drive that will not be wiped.

After finishing these steps, you can start the Windows installation, and simply choose the proper hard drive, install your drivers, and you are ready, no other registry settings to change.

Source of information: Personal Experience

First enter the BIOS, and under the Main tab, go into Storage Configuration.


Change this option to AHCI. This setting affects the onboard Intel controller.


Then go into the Advanced tab and enter Onboard Devices Configuration


Change the Onboard SATA6G value to AHCI. This affects the Marvell 6Gbps controller.


In the Boot tab, under Hard Disk Drives, you can decide the order of boot devices. Usually the other drives do not matter as your main hard drive will always be chosen as long as the bootloader exists on it.


You can see that there is a hard drive that shows up with the IDE tag. Hard drives connected to the Marvell 6G controller show up with the IDE tag even though it is set to AHCI.


Then here in the Boot Device Priority menu you can select the type of hardware to boot first. Setting CD boot after hard drive can speed up the boot time since it will not check the CD drive for a bootable disc. If you want to boot from CD you can hit F8 and choose it manually.

Edited by LemonSlice - 1/28/11 at 11:36am
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
Tiny Fun
(8 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 1
(16 items)
 
4P Folding Rig 2
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K @ 4.0GHz MSI Z87I EVGA GTX 660 Ti Corsair Vengeance 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Swiftech Apogee Drive II Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core AMD Opteron 6274 ES 2.2GHz 16-Core 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
SuperMicro H8QGi+-F Matrox G200eW 16x2 (32GB) Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz Crucial C300 64GB 
OSPowerCase
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Enermax Galaxy Evo 1250W Spotswood Tech Tray 
CPUCPUCPUCPU
AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz AMD Opteron 6176 SE 12-Core 2.3GHz 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Supermicro H8QGL-IF+ Matrox G200eW Kingston Server 16x1GB DDR3 Corsair Nova 32GB 
OSPower
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64-bit Cooler Master Silent Pro 1000W 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Boot AHCI with Crucial C300