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Sata Drives - How Do I Enable My Motherboard To Run Them In Ahci Mode?

By dopefisher
Sep 8, 2006
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  1. hi all. i just got an asus a8r32 mvp deluxe crossfire board, and it has tons of options in the bios im not used to seeing. one of them, under storage, allows you to run your sata drives in 'emulated pata mode' or 'AHCI mode.' i have read that AHCI is faster, but what exactly does it do, and how do I get my computer to support it, because everytime I enable it my system reboots and will not load windows. thanks.
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 540

    answered my own question yet again, i need to install the sata drivers during a windows install, and ahci is not recommended for single machines anyway.
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