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Windows 7: Where can I get Atheros WNA AR9285 and ATA/ATAPI AHCI drivers

19 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 home 64bit
Where can I get Atheros WNA AR9285 and ATA/ATAPI AHCI drivers

Have been looking all over the internet for these drivers, but without luck.
I think the latest Atheros is 9.93, and I have 8.0.0.

In another thread someone suggested PCPitStop - another one of those FREE driver sites, where you can get all the drivers you need; once you "register". I.e pay

Also tried the Atheros/Qualcomm site?? which sells a range of "Killer" products including networking cards, but no 9285. I emailed them, and "bigfoot company" replied saying they don't have.
Then there is, who have a LIST of all drivers (versions??) but cannot see anywhere to d/l.

Then there is Sony itself (my machine) which has the drivers, but thet is where I got my current (outdated) one - as of 5/5/11.

Also having a struggle with the ATA/ATAPI one, and a Ricoh SDXC/MMC one.
SO, where can I get these drivers??


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19 Mar 2012   #2

win7 ultimate 32bit

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22 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 home 64bit

Thanks a lot. It is a good site. I did find the 9285 on site, but THIS site also had the AR8151 driver, which I am not certain I need, so haven't installed it as yet, even though it seems to an updated version.

I will bookmark this site!

Would you know about this driver as well.
These are the details from my device manager,

Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers 13/09/2010
but if I search for IDE ATA/ATAPI I get no results; and if I search for SATA AHCI Controller I get 5672 results!!
I wouldn't know which of those is relevant.

Also, how can this be both SATA and IDE. Would this Matsuhita DVD drive run off both?

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