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Windows 7: From where can I get Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI driver?

25 Mar 2012   #1
grewster

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
From where can I get Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI driver?

Does anyone know from where I can access this driver For Win 7?

I have tried RadarSync; but with 5672 drivers under this search term, or at least under IDE ATA/ATAPI, I don't know which one is applicable.

Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
10.0.0.1046 13/09/2010

Cheers


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27 Mar 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I wouldn't ever trust or feel comfortable with a program telling me about driver updates.

That being said, you always want to go to the source. You don't have your system specs filled in, so I'll just have to give a generic answer. You should check your motherboard manufacturer's website, or Intel's.
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27 Mar 2012   #3
thomas15v

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have that device too. look here Intel® Driver Update Utility (works not under chrome)
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28 Mar 2012   #4
grewster

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi deacon,
Yes, you are most likely correct. I have a Vaio, and have asked Sony the same question. No reply since a few days. maybe I need to write them again.

Also Thomas15v; thanks for your suggestion too, but I have already been there, and after using their "driver checker", it does not say anything about this controller, but it mentions an H65 chipset, which I doubt is the same - altho it mayy be- and for a few other drivers, it tells me to see the manufacturer, as their "generic driver may cause problems". Hardly useful; especially as the manufacturer will (usually) say: "see the OEM"!!

So I am going nowhere; especially as this driver checker mentions my Atheros driver, but does not say if it current or not; and I have just recently updated that one.

Regards
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28 Mar 2012   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe that driver is part of the main Intel chipset driver package. I think it is officially called the Chipset Installation Utility. That's what I always install first, and it will detect your H65 and install the necessary pieces.

You could also try this from Intel:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
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28 Mar 2012   #6
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi there,

Have you tried the Intel Driver Update Utility suggested above?

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it tells me to see the manufacturer, as their "generic driver may cause problems". Hardly useful; especially as the manufacturer will (usually) say: "see the OEM"!!
While this is the case with some hardware components, the SATA AHCI Controller driver from Intel should work just fine.

If this is a desktop computer, you could also look up the motherboard manufacturer's website for the specific driver.
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29 Mar 2012   #7
grewster

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 
Intel's drivers?

Thanks for your suggestions.

Yes when I did use the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility (Chipset INF)
It is what gave me the message I quoted above, when I went into the "more information" within the data supplied about it.
However I did just now check it again, and this is what it tells me

" Intel® HM65 Express Chipset Family
Current Version Installed 9.2.0.1019 "

Now this is incorrect, unless there is some issue with the driver, or this utility's capability to recognise it; because my Device Manager tells me that I have version 10.0.0.1046 installed!
This utility does NOT specify this driver, but when I go to the downloads section in Intel, this driver is listed within HN65 chipset, as you said Deacon.

Also it says that the version is the same as what I have installed, but in the downloads, the date is 06/04/2011; whereas the date I have for this version is 13/09/2010.
So I believe that that, should not be an issue, but why does the Intel utility not recognise the version I have installed AND tells me on its utility that its version 9.2.0.1019 is current, Of course this may be for the HN65 chipset, but if 1 of the drivers from within that chipset has been updated, woudn't the whole chipset package version be updated too?

Also, when I go to the downloads and put in the EXACT driver name from my device manager, which has no mention of "WHQI" or "Raid", it says that the 1 result of my search is

RST_10.0.0.1046_WHQL_RAID_AHCI_drv_and_GUI

There is no mention of these terms in my device manager. I am not looking for a "Raid" driver, but an ATA/ATAPI one

I am confused; BUT it appears that i have the latest version, and I have more important things to pursue,
like setting up a vm on Win 7. I really wanted to ensure my drivers were up to daate before doing that.

So, if you know anything about doing this with Paragon's P2V option with virtualbox, I would appreciate your knowledge.

Cheers

P.S. Yes with a desktop (previously) I have used the mobo manufaturer for drivers, but I have a Vaio; and Sony is very slow in responding to my emails (twice in the last week).

P.P.S Where do I "rep" people?
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30 Mar 2012   #8
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I could suggest trying this one Download Center, it's the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology F6 Driver Diskettes and dated 11/11/2011.

Looking in the inf file it states
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PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C03&CC_0106.DeviceDesc = "Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller"
which matches whats written in the OP.

It's just the driver no software. You need to manually update it via Device Manager.

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P.P.S Where do I "rep" people?
Click the scales in the top right of the post you wish to rep.
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30 Mar 2012   #9
grewster

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Duzzy,
Yeah, thanks a lot for that link. I appreciate your input.

It seems to be particularly for Raid drivers, and as a pre-installation.

I feel happy, even with all the rigmarole, and conflicting data from Intel, that I have the driver I needed. If I get an error in the future, that necessitates an update, I will pursue it then.

Interestingly, i was looking to see what was on my quick lauch menu, when suddenly "driver max" jumps up on the screen. Did a scan. Told me I needed 19 drivers, [wow!?] including the earlier version of the AHCI driver, AND a more recent one??
I d/l it, but haven't installed it, as I am a little wary of this site's credibility.

The main reason for all this effort is that I want to set up a VM, and I am trying to get the HDD up to spec, in case that becomes an issue.
Of course, the driver I now have may be perfectly fine.

Regards

P.S thanks also for the rep info
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30 Mar 2012   #10
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You have a Vaio - what model is it?
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