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Windows 7: ACHI Problems

17 Jun 2010   #1
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
ACHI Problems

Okay, my system is accurate under my profile...so on with my question. Thanks again to this forum, it has been a lifesaver!

I just got the Corsair 800D case. One of the features is the Hot Swappable drive bays in the front. I thought I had previously enabled AHCI but I enabled AHCI for the GSATA not the SATA. So now that it is set right, I put my C drive in the 1st hot swappable drive bay, which plugs into Sata0, then the second one, I put a 1TB WD Black Sata drive which plugs into Sata1 on the board respectively.

Once I got into Windows 7, the OS started installing the drivers which took about 2 minutes, then it finished. I removed the secondary HD from bay 2 (sata1) after using "safley remove hardware" to stop the drive. All went find. about 2 minutes later, I plug it back into the same bay, the computer then restarts without warning. It consistently does this and I am not sure why. The computer also acts very buggy, takes a long time to boot up, and just acts strange...where should I start as far as diagnosing the problem?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Zach


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17 Jun 2010   #2
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

LOL, wow, 40 views and no comments. :-) I guess I've stumped the masses. LOL j/j I also misspelled it, so that could be why. AHCI is what I ment to say.
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17 Jun 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do not Hot Swappable the drives.
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17 Jun 2010   #4
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

that's one of the main reasons I wanted this case, besides it obvious beauty, I want to be able to add sata drives while the computer is on so that I can scan them and clean them, etc.
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17 Jun 2010   #5
hoganth

WinXP / Win 7 / Win 8.1 64bit Dual Boot
 
 

Don't believe you can "hot" swap the drives.
You can add and remove the drives with the system powered down. Which is a much safer approach.
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17 Jun 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do not Hot Swappable the drives.
Use one of those.USB.

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18 Jun 2010   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Are the drives themselves made for hot swappable applications.
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18 Jun 2010   #8
morrowmedia

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

when I anable AHCI in my bios on the sata ports, the drives show up under the "safely remove hardware and media" application. I can "eject" the hard drive I want, and then it says it is safe to remove. Afterwards if I plug it back in is when the computer will crash. Is this not something that is possible? I thought that was one of the features of AHCI.
Quote from wikipedia "AHCI is separate from the SATA 3Gb/s standard, although it exposes SATA's advanced capabilities (such as hot-plugging and native command queuing) such that host systems can utilize them."
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18 Jun 2010   #9
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Although the drives CAN be hot swapped, I would advise against it. as theog said, it is much safer to not hot swap them and do it while the machine is powered down.

TBH I have never really seen the point of Hot Swapping.
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18 Jun 2010   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by morrowmedia View Post
I thought I had previously enabled AHCI but I enabled AHCI for the GSATA not the SATA. So now that it is set right.....
So if I understand this correctly, you installed W7 on your system drive before you set the SATA configuration in the BIOS to AHCI. Correct?

You cannot switch SATA modes after installing W7 without problems*. To use AHCI mode you need to clean install W7 again after setting the mode in BIOS.

*There are ways to edit the registry to correct the condition (I am told) but just reinstalling windows in the proper mode is faster and easier IMHO.
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