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    Default Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    Howdy guys

    I made the jump to SSD and purchased the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SDD. Now before installing it I made the effort to do a lot reading to make sure I have installed correctly.

    Before I formatted my old drive and began the new install on the SDD I booted into the bios and changed some settings in the Peripherals.

    Under the eSATA, GSATA I turned on where possible to AHCI mode so that the (Inel ICH10R controller is activated). Also changed the ICH SATA Controller mode from IDE to AHCi mode.

    So far so good?

    So i then connected the sata cable from the SSD to the SATA2_0 port and my 500GB drive to the SATA2_1 and dvd drive to the SATA2-5.

    Windows 7 64 is installed and all seems ok. BUT. I have noticed when booting there are some interesting messages that pop up.

    "Serial ATA AHCI BIOS blah blah This version supports only hard disk and cdrom drives, Please wait" It detects the drives and at the very bottom it says AHCI BIOS installed.......

    not sure whats going on there.

    THEN

    Gigabyte Tech PCI express to SATA2 Host controller detects my external drive" Press any key to continue" All this just delays the boot time!

    After that its all good. In Device manager under storage controllers all I can see is GIGABYTE GBB36X Controllers x 2, why can't I see the Intel ICH10r drivers?

    I have downloaded and installed most of the GA-X58A-UD5 board drivers

    Chipset
    Lan Driver

    GIGABYTE SATA2 Driver (I think thats the wrong one?) should have been the > Intel SATA Raid ?


    So gents are my sata cable in the right connectors? Are the Bios changes correct?

    Oh the tests that i have done so far don't really match the 285 read and write, 262 Write 285 Read ATTO BENCH

    Thanking you in advance for your knowledge and assistance.


    P.S Windows 7 Drive points 7.3. I just installed the Intel driver from GIGABYTE and all I get is the Intel Raid Technology icon in the tool bar. Storage Controllers in System device hasn't changed....
    Last edited by Lighty; 10-21-2010 at 05:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    Just deleted the GIGABYTE GBB36X which is the JMicron controller which i read not to use. But now I have no storage controller tab in device manager..
    System boot time is about 37 sec is that normal?
    Last edited by Lighty; 10-21-2010 at 06:49 PM.
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    you can use the intel rapid storage manager,but everything youve done is correct,aslong as you select ahci in bios before you installed the os then windows will find and install all the relevent drivers for you,then you can choose if you want to to install updated drivers from gigabytes website,read/write times look ok to me for that drive

    this is what i use for my drives in ahci

    Station-Drivers: le site de drivers, bios, firmwares avec un forum d'aide

    as for boot times 37secs sounds about right due to the bios detection screens,theres no way to speed up that process,try disabling floppy drives and drive A from bios and any unused perepherals and options,it will help speed up detection,set hdd delay to 0 too
    Last edited by wazza300; 10-21-2010 at 07:23 PM.
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    You know what Wazza I think I fooked up. I didn't realise that there was a setting at the very top of the Intergrated Peripherals "Control Mode" Before I installed all I did was change the SATA controller modes. DOH.

    Might have to re-install?
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    Nooooo!!!! haha,dont re-install just set them both theres one at top of page and one near the bottom,set them back to ide and boot into windows then follow this guide

    To resolve this issue, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive. To do this, follow these steps:
    Exit all Windows-based programs.
    Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
    If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
    Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesM sahci

    In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
    In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
    On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
    After this you’ll have to restart your computer, go to BIOS and enable AHCI. When you log in to Windows again, you’ll notice the installation of drivers for AHCI. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

    i set my drives to ahci this way without re-installing windows,if its on 0 allready in the registry then its allready set to ahci,but put 0 anyway just to make sure
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    Hey dude

    Yea just did what you mentioned, it was already at 0. In IDE it loads quicker hey, in AHCI mode it's longer because it detect the drives etc. I should post up vid on the boot..
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    yeah ide will be quicker through start up,but ahci should be quicker esp with ssd drives in windows,you should run some benchmarks in both modes to see whats the best for you
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    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    On Sandforce drives you should certainly benefit from Native AHCI mode. The Intel ICH settings are the very top settings on that BIOS screen. The Gigabyte SATA controller is a JMicron controlled pair of ports (Usually coloured purple). You'd be best off disabling the Gigabyte ports as they only delay POST. Same with the eSATA ports, unless you use them of course.
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    Default Re: Assistance needed on my SDD install please..

    Will try that Psycho the UD5 board has 6 Blue ports and 4 white port, I use only the three blue ports mentioned in the first post...
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    I see. The 6 ports will be the ICH, as you said in your first post, so it sounds like the way you wired them up is perfect. Just needs a few BIOS setting tweaks to give you the results you want.
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