Intel SSD and AHCI driver fix
Originally Posted by bern43 View Post
I didn't make any changes in the bios, just kept it set to AHCI. I'm on the latest non-beta bios - 0506. SSD is on SATA 1. I ended up selecting Update Driver for the SATA driver listed in the Device Manager. I used the option to search the computer for drivers and the Microsoft one popped up along with the AMD driver. The Microsoft driver should be listed as something like mahci. I just selected that and restarted the system. Good luck!
When I ask for a driver update it tells me that the best driver software for your device is already installed. The driver provider is AMD, the driver date is 3/4/2011 and the driver version is 188.8.131.522. I do not get the second choice of choosing a Microsoft driver. Do you have any ideas of where else to find it.
I am using the original beta BIOS and have not flashed the 0506 version.
I have been all over the net on this one, because on my Crosshair V Board my single SSD is mistakenly classified as RAID Configured.
I can also assure you that after a week of pursuing this "issue", I know more than most people/technicians, etc.
And nobody knows anything for sure! If I printed as support all that I have learned as to why this is a controller problem on the V board but not on the IV board, I would only waste space. And no conclusion could be drawn. And ASUS won't answer me.
("No, it must be a Microsoft controller"; "Nah, it's an ASUS controller"; "it's not really the ASUS AHCI driver... it's AMD's. Intel's storage drivers will not work on that controller."
What it all boils down to, guys, is Magic and Witchcraft! Nobody Knows Nothing!
If I do learn anything (not somebody thinks ...) that works, and I have tested it, I will post it in the most literate and sober of fashions.