Yes you can do as you said but if you read my messages you will see i have made lot of experience with installing with or without AHCI. I could have installed with AHCI active but it would give me BSOD on the Jmicron controller, Intel controller is no problem.
I have already the Matrix controller installed but that only works with Intel controller.
The only alernative to Jmicron is the Gigabyte drives but they refere to the same driver from Jmicron as i use. What driver would you use as an alternative for Jmicron????
Quote: Originally Posted by billdo
Are you saying you installed Windows 7 with ICH10R in IDE mode then switched to AHCI after installation? AHCI has to be enabled b4 install.
If you did have the AHCI enable on ICH10R b4 install then maybe there is a conflict with the Jmicron and ICH110.
Did you install latest Intel Matrix Storage Manager? That may sort things out.
You can download it here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProductID=2101&DwnldID=17882&strOSs=150&OSFullName=Windows%20Vista*%2064〈=eng
I personally would get rid of that Jmicron sata controller.they are known for being unstable.I should say they were known for being unstable when I researched them 1yr ago.