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Windows 7: AHCI configuration

31 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
AHCI configuration

Anyone who knows how to configure AHCI in bios? I'm confused I must say. I want to have eSATA with a sata slot from my motherboard.

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31 May 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

Restart computer -> click the appropriate key to open BIOS -> set your settings -> save and exit...

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31 May 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Samuel90.

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below.

How to Enable AHCI in Windows After OS Install
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31 May 2010   #4
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

It depends on your Bios, but there is probably a choice to Enable the ports and then a choice for the mode (EIDE or AHCI). The default is probably EIDE and if you loaded Win 7 in this mode then you need to follow the tutorial that Bare Foot Kit referenced. If loaded using EIDE then AHCI is disabled and the tutorial is how you enable the driver.

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31 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64

Many motherboards have two controllers and they are usually located in different places in the bios. I currently have my primary (4 port) controller set to IDE and my secondary (2 port) JMicron set up as AHCI and have my eSATA drive on it.

It did take me adding the JMicron driver and it shows up under Stroage Controllers in Device Manager.
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