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Only recently have I been using AHCI in the BIOS to install Windows. I've noticed with my optical drives that they won't work unless connected to SATA ports that are set as Native IDE. Does anybody know of optical burners that work with AHCI in case I should purchase a mobo that doesn't support a mix of the two?
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Any SATA cd/dvd burner should work, only Hard drives care about AHCI
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Any SATA cd/dvd burner should work, only Hard drives care about AHCI
Sure, any SATA DVD burner will work on a SATA port that is set to "Native IDE" in the BIOS. What I'm wondering is will any SATA DVD burners work on a SATA port that is set to "AHCI" in the BIOS. My older drives will not and I'm looking for any brand and model that will. Thanks!
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ALL SATA DVD burners should work on AHCI controllers.

They just will not appear during POST since they are behind the controller.
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That's a very strange issue. I've been through several AHCI-capable boards and they all run optical drives just fine.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
ALL SATA DVD burners should work on AHCI controllers.

They just will not appear during POST since they are behind the controller.
If they don't appear during POST then how can I install Windows from my optical drive? The reason I'm asking is that those new Brazos based mobo's apparently only come with 4 SATA ports and I'm wondering how that will affect me if none of the ports are set aside like my Asus board where ports 4-5 can be set to Native IDE while 0-3 are set to AHCI. I'm just wondering if there are any newer drives that don't have that issue.

Update: Thanks for trying fellows, I guess that's a tough one and I'll have to get a Brazos board when they become available and just see what I can do myself. If I have to I'll set up a USB thumb drive to install Windows 7. Thanks!
Edited by MicroMiniMe - 2/11/11 at 12:51pm
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