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Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a technical standard that specifies the operation of Serial ATA (SATA) host bus adapters

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BIOS that only has AHCI no SATA or IDE options, (windows 7 change to AHCI without reinstall) [closed]

I have a Gigabyte 299x board. I have 3 copies of my windows 7 installation hard disks. When booting I get 7b error. I can take that drive and put it in test computer where it has never been and ...
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Ubuntu doesn't see my SATA SSD

I have an Acer A317 laptop and a SATA Samsung EVO SSD. UEFI sees the SATA SSD. Only have UEFI legacy isn't an option. Secure boot is turned off... Tried setting a admin/bios password to "unlock&...
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Windows 10/11, Manjaro Dual Boot: WIndows lagging, freezing not booting and suddeny windows partitions missing

My PC has quite a view issues, and already a view Problem fixes couldn't resolve the issue. Also symptoms varied a bit over time from OS-lags, to OS-freezes, to getting this crapmachine to boot. So It'...
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“failed command: WRITE FPDMA QUEUED” with HDD plugged to ASM1062 (PCI-E SATA expansion card)

Setup I refurbished an ASRock QC5000M motherboard for a home server, by installing Debian 12 on it with the intent to set up a RAID 1 on 2 hard drives. This motherboard only has 2 SATA ports, so I ...
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HP Z440 regedit does not have msahci but I changed bios to AHCI

I don't know if this is much ado about nothing but I went into bios and changed IDE to AHCI rebooted downloaded the AHCI controller drivers and my registry does not show msahci. Can i manually add ...
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Which SATA revision does device support?

How to tell which SATA revision is supported by a device (either motherboard or SSD drive) within Linux or Windows or any other way? Samsung PM893/PM897 SSD specification explicitly says SATA 3.3 ...
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How to tell if a hard drive with Windows was used in AHCI or RAID mode?

I have a computer with a corrupted windows installation that will not boot into the OS. I am trying to fix the operating system, but I am not sure at this point if the drive was using RAID or AHCI. ...
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VM from IDE XP partition on multiboot AHCI Win 8.1 partition

I have a single hard drive with 3 multiboot partitions: Windows 8.1 Professional; Windows XP x32; Windows XP x64 The current XP partitions contain many programs for which I no longer have ...
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Hard Disk disappears after a long sleep time

Recently everytime the laptop is in sleep mode for a long time the HDD does not show up anymore. But after a reboot it shows up as usual. I have a dual disk setup with the OS in the SSD. The HDD model ...
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Can't restore Windows 11 after changing BIOS RAID (RST) to AHCI

I need to change my BIOS to AHCI to support a dual-boot Windows/Linux configuration. I took care to create a Windows 11 System Image on an external drive and a System Repair DVD before doing anything ...
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How to recreate hardware mirror RAID with bigger drives?

I had a RAID 1 mirrored array composed of 2 x 500GB HDDs connected to my Gigabyte Z590 motherboard. I was running out of space, so I cloned one of the drives with Clonezilla to a 1TB drive. On that ...
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Cannot set/enable HPA on SSD using hdparm (SG_IO: bad/missing data)

I am trying to set up a HPA on a new 2TB Patriot P210 SATA SSD: $ sudo hdparm -Np3600000000 --yes-i-know-what-i-am-doing /dev/sda /dev/sda: setting max visible sectors to 3600000000 (permanent) ...
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Bios setting; AHCI or Intel Optane (Raid),which one should choose for 2 nvme ssd

I install the two NVME ssd in my laptop. One is 256g, boot window, and another is 512g for keeping data. In my laptop, there are two options; AHCI and Intel optane (Raid). Which seeting should I ...
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Force ICH7-M AHCI mode works in Linux with grub2 and setpci, not in Windows

This is my first post, forgive me if I am in the wrong place or if my post is considered inappropriate. I have borrowed the idea from numerous Mac user forums, after I added a SSD disk to my Sony VAIO ...
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Can't change SATA mode from RAID to AHCI in Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10, but after many failed attempts I realized that I have to change SATA mode to AHCI. I have tried literally everything I have read online, ...
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Having trouble to switch in Ahci

I can't find any keyword saying "ahci" on my bios, and there were no solution on the net ( I didn't find any :( ). My system is so old, so i bought a ssd to boost some performance and ...
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SSD temperature increment when switch IDE to AHCI

I have a notebook with a Kingston KC600 256GB SSD inside. I had it running in IDE mode, so it was limited to 400 MB/s, but it had 30 ºC when no usage, and 40 ºC at full usage. Now i switched it to ...
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Windows 10 on 2019 model laptop running in ATA mode instead of AHCI

I have a Lenovo V-Series Laptop 81HN V130-15IKB. It is a 2019 model laptop and should support AHCI. However the information from HD Tune seems to indicate that it is using UDMA Mode 5: I think the ...
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Install Windows 10 and Windows XP on the same machine, but two separate hard drive

Hi I'm try installing Windows 10 and Windows 10 on a one PC, but two separate discs. One hdd (XP) and ssd (10). Hardware for Windows 10 and Windows XP both comabibility. Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro ...
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What is the theoretical-terminological difference between M.2, SATA, PCIe?

SATA : is a bus interface PCIe : is a bus interface M.2 : is a physical connector If that's the case, how could something be both SATA and PCIe at the same time? Also, U.2, SATA and SATAe are all ...
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Adding RAID 0 disks to a system previously setup as AHCI

I'm running Windows 10 Pro on an AMD 5900X system with X570 motherboard. Windows was installed on an NVMe SSD (Samsung 980 Pro) and then two other SATA drives for data. Motherboard set to AHCI from ...
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Changed from AHCI to RAID and now Windows won't boot

I've got 2 SSDs, one for Windows and one for Linux Mint. I have another 4 HDDs I turned into a RAID 0 array via my BIOS. Mobo is ASUS TUF X570. I had the 4 HDDs in a Microsoft storage pool but started ...
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Choosing RAID mode rather than AHCI/SATA mode?

Currently studying how computers work, I came across the last paragraph of the answer of this link: Many SATA controllers can enable AHCI separately or in conjunction with RAID support. Intel ...
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Install drivers on another Windows 7

I have a USB drive with an ISO from which I can install Windows 7, but it doesn't support AHCI drives. How can I add support for that capability to the ISO? I've heard there is an option to install a ...
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How to recover an AHCI / legacy conflict in Windows 7?

Motherboard: "EVGA E762 X58 Classified 4-WAY SLI" OS: Windows 7 Pro (64) I bought a used processor on ebay, and while trying to get it to POST, I cleared BIOS settings, forgetting a crucial ...
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Changing temporary from RAID to AHCI Windows

Recently I installed a Samsung 970 EVO plus NVMe M2 SSD in my Dell xps 9370. Everything went great, except for the fact that I had 600 Gb of unallocated spaces that I couldn't merge due to the fact ...
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Raid 0 to ahci /not just the mode, the setup as well/

So, my laptop is a MSI gt73vr 6re. My os sits on a raid 0, consists of 2*256gb nvme. I need more space, but on a budget, so I will swap a 256gb nvme to a 1tb nvme. I read this post: Switch RAID to ...
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Machine crashes with AHCI controller unavailable! and not using Asmedia Controller

I have an Machine that crashes periodically. When I recreated the issue I found that the machine fails with the error AHCI controller unavailable! (full errors in the screenshot). I have an AMD Ryzen ...
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Will IDE hard drive work if i select AHCI in BIOS?

I have a Windows 7 installation on an old hdd that i am still using today. I want to jump on Windows 10, but because i do not want to format my old disc, i bought a new SSD disk. I saw that since it ...
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Change to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\ does not survive reboot

Bottom line on top It seems that any changes to 0's Data column value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV\StartOverride or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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Warning when trying to change boot mode to AHCI

When I try to change boot mode in my laptop to AHCI, it gives me such warning: I need this change to dual-boot Linux with Windows. I have one non-RAID NVMe SSD. Thanks for help
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How to safely disable Intel Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS? [duplicate]

I wanted to dual-boot Ubuntu Linux 20.04 with Windows 10, but Linux said that I change mode from RST to AHCI in BIOS. I have one non-RAID disk, also there is an Intel RST controller installed on ...
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AHCI required for new SSD?

I do not know too terribly much about computers, but I wanted to try to install SSD as my new boot drive. My computer does not have AHCI and I'm not sure how to update my BIOS or if it will even give ...
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New SSD not appearing in BIOS or Windows

I bought a second-hand HP Z820 workstation. Upon turning it on for the first time, Windows 10 installed and everything works smooth. The machine has two storage devices: a 512GB SSD (slot 0) and a 2TB ...
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SSD thinks it's larger than it actually is

I'm trying to install Fedora alongside Windows 10 on a new laptop. The laptop has two 512GB SSD disks, which in the Disk Management tool showed as just one 1TB disk. I shrunk the partition on which ...
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Switching RAID to AHCI without Windows Reinstall but Safe Mode does not open up

I have an Acer Nitro 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Zorin OS alongside Windows 10. Since I have only got a 1 TB SSD which has its SATA Mode on RST premium with Optane, I used the answer given in ...
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How to change safely storage controller mode from RST to AHCI in Windows 10?

can you please hint me to a solution. I try to change the storage "controller mode" in Windows 10. Currently it is set in my Bios/UEFI to RST mode. I like to change it to AHCI. Is it right that AHCI ...
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Windows XP AHCI

Is there Windows 7/Vista's MSAHCI.SYS driver ported for Windows XP because I don't know what AHCI driver is needed for my PC? Please don't ask why I am using XP or upgrade my Windows version.
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Slow SATA I/O after kernel oops (SuperMicro X11SBA-LN4F)

I am in the process of replacing my (Gentoo) Linux router with a new one built using a SuperMicro X11SBA-LN4F. I used my existing Gentoo Linux router's configs as a starting point (including the ...
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Is it worth switching from RAID to AHCI on on windows 10 pc

Currently I have RAID configured on my PC in BIOS (not at software level). I wanted to use dual boot with ubuntu but this is not possible with RAID cnfiguration. Will my pc suffer in performance for ...
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Win 7 AHCI is Switching to Raid on reboot

I have a Dell Latitude E6440 that is switching back to raid despite being set to AHCI. The remaining Bios settings are staying as they should and once swapped back the laptop boots up as needed. Any ...
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Is AHCI a hardware feature or a software \ firmware feature (capability)?

This question is posed because a Dell Optiplex 390 does not have AHCI. If it is a software feature then AHCI can be added. I am trying to follow the discussion associated with adding a kernel ...
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Unable to upgrade current 32GB SSD on Dell XPS 15 9550

I have a Dell XPS 15 9550 with a 1000GB HDD and 32GB SSD and want to upgrade the SSD which is currently only used for cache (from what I know). I bought the Samsung 970 Pro NVM m.2 SSD. I plugged it ...
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How to switch from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows Vista [duplicate]

Background Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is a technical standard defined by Intel that specifies the operation of Serial ATA (SATA) disk controllers. When it is supported by your ...
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Very slow SSHD in AHCI mode affecting Windows only

Some time ago, a friend bought this ZEUSLAP laptop from AliExpress and she asked me to install Ubuntu alongside the original Windows 10. Relevant specs: 240GB SSD + 1TB HDD (this turned out to be an ...
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Dell xps 15 9570 dual boot windows 10 with ubuntu 18.04, serious errors

I have been attempting to dual boot my Dell XPS 15 9570 with Ubuntu. I turned off fast boot and changed raid on to ahci. I had the latest version of Ubuntu loaded onto my USB flash drive and I tried ...
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System Won't Boot If I Change from RAID ON to AHCI (Windows 10)

System Configuration - SATA Operation I am trying to enable AHCI for a "secondary system experiment" so that the drives will be recognized in the installer. Thing is, when I enable AHCI windows won't ...
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Switch RAID to AHCI without reinstalling Windows 10

My Dell XPS 9560 uses RAID as a SATA controller mode. After I change it to AHCI, the Windows 10 will not boot. What should I do if I don't want to reinstall Windows 10? RAID = Redundant Array of ...
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Can I mark a hard drive as removable (storahci service)?

Basically, I need the opposite of last time: I have an internal SATA Port that is connected to a "dock" which allows removing the drive. I would like the drive to show up in the "Safely remove ...
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Change SATA mode to AHCI before reinstalling Windows on new drive - possible lose of data on non raid drive?

Currently I've got 5 HDD connected to my PC: 1 is the OS drive, 2 are connected into raid0 volume0, 2 are connected into raid0 volume1 (the volume numbers might be wrong, I'm writing this from memory, ...
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