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Windows 7: Unable to install win 7 64 on ssd while connected to sata 3 port

21 Jan 2012   #1
al4x

Windows 7 Premium
 
 
Unable to install win 7 64 on ssd while connected to sata 3 port

I am building a htpc but cannot seem to get windows to install onto my SSD.

The SSD is visible in BIOS and on the 'where do you want to install windows' screen.

I am wondering if that is because the OS cannot install to my mobos sata 3 ports

I have
crucial m4 SSD 4GB
MSI H61MA-E35 with usb3/sata3

The sata 3 ports are ASmedia according to the manual.

i think i know where this is heading and will be fairly annoyed if so because i bought this board specifically for the sata 3 boot drive option.

Help me out!

EDT, i am in ACHI mode for both the sata 3 and sata 2 ports


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21 Jan 2012   #2
al4x

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

have tried IDE on the Sata 3 AS media port and it is installing.

So the question is

Is it better to install the OS on
the sata 2 intel ports in AHCI
or
the sata 3 ASmedia ports in IDE?
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22 Jan 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by al4x View Post
have tried IDE on the Sata 3 AS media port and it is installing.

So the question is

Is it better to install the OS on
the sata 2 intel ports in AHCI
or
the sata 3 ASmedia ports in IDE?
I'd say the ASmedia ports in AHCI.

That would require finding drivers for the Asmedia 1061 SATA controller, and then installing them during the Windows installation.

I didn't find them at MSI, but Asus has some:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P8H61 PRO

I'm not certain that the Asmedia controller will be usable with the boot drive, but it looks likely to be OK.
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22 Jan 2012   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As the MSI H61MA-E35 has a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

For uEFT BIOS setup: Check MSI H61MA-E35 the manual
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22 Jan 2012   #5
al4x

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

ok, i have never come across uefi, having had a quick read through that guide, does it really benifit a media PC? Or are you saying i need to do this in order to use the AHCI sata 3 ports?
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22 Jan 2012   #6
al4x

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by al4x View Post
have tried IDE on the Sata 3 AS media port and it is installing.

So the question is

Is it better to install the OS on
the sata 2 intel ports in AHCI
or
the sata 3 ASmedia ports in IDE?
I'd say the ASmedia ports in AHCI.

That would require finding drivers for the Asmedia 1061 SATA controller, and then installing them during the Windows installation.

I didn't find them at MSI, but Asus has some:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P8H61 PRO

I'm not certain that the Asmedia controller will be usable with the boot drive, but it looks likely to be OK.
It does boot in IDE mode, will the ASUS drivers work with this MSI board ok? Install them during? the windows installation?

looks like i dont really know too much about the quirks of OS insatll!
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