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How to enable IDE and AHCI on AsRock Z87 Extreme6?

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January 31, 2014 4:16:55 AM

Hello,

I recently purchased an AsRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. I currently have 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's hooked up to 4 of the 10 available SATA ports; my OS is installed on one of the SSD's. I was looking in the UEFI and there doesn't seem to be a way to use the SSD's in AHCI while also using the HHD's in IDE mode - it seems like you have to pick either AHCI or IDE and apply that to all the drives connected to the motherboard. I currently have all drives running on AHCI mode, but if I could get just the 2 HDD's to run in IDE mode, that would be great.

Has anyone else run into this issue? I'd really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thank you so much and I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!
January 31, 2014 3:55:26 PM

bluehowell said:
ftp://66.226.78.21/manual/Z87%20Extreme6.pdf the manual, it will be in there


I appreciate you taking the time to post a link to the manual. I did read over it before I posted here, and even before I started my build. Section 4.4.1 in the manual does go over the different SATA modes, but doesn't specify how to select different modes for different drives. It only seems to allow one mode to be applied to all the drives and that's where I was getting confused. Is it normally done this way?
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January 31, 2014 4:46:34 PM

All drives must be ran in the same mode. This is the same for all motherboards
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January 31, 2014 6:05:38 PM

CmdrRiker said:
Hello,

I recently purchased an AsRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. I currently have 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's hooked up to 4 of the 10 available SATA ports; my OS is installed on one of the SSD's. I was looking in the UEFI and there doesn't seem to be a way to use the SSD's in AHCI while also using the HHD's in IDE mode - it seems like you have to pick either AHCI or IDE and apply that to all the drives connected to the motherboard. I currently have all drives running on AHCI mode, but if I could get just the 2 HDD's to run in IDE mode, that would be great.

Has anyone else run into this issue? I'd really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thank you so much and I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!
Why do you want to run the HDD's in the slower IDE mode?

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January 31, 2014 6:17:33 PM

GhislainG said:
CmdrRiker said:
Hello,

I recently purchased an AsRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. I currently have 2 SSD's and 2 HDD's hooked up to 4 of the 10 available SATA ports; my OS is installed on one of the SSD's. I was looking in the UEFI and there doesn't seem to be a way to use the SSD's in AHCI while also using the HHD's in IDE mode - it seems like you have to pick either AHCI or IDE and apply that to all the drives connected to the motherboard. I currently have all drives running on AHCI mode, but if I could get just the 2 HDD's to run in IDE mode, that would be great.

Has anyone else run into this issue? I'd really appreciate any feedback or suggestions. Thank you so much and I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!
Why do you want to run the HDD's in the slower IDE mode?



I had read that AHCI mode places overhead into file calls and can/will slow mechanical drives and that IDE mode removed this overhead. (Is this true?)

But I guess I wasn't clear on the fact that you could only chose between AHCI and IDE mode for all drives and not at individual drive level.
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a c 233 V Motherboard
January 31, 2014 6:56:34 PM

You may be able to set the ASMedia ASM1061 in IDE mode (and lose eSATA hot-plug), but AHCI provides better overall performance.
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January 31, 2014 7:46:45 PM

Ok thanks. If leaving my HDD's in AHCI mode won't cause any issues, I think I'll leave my setup the way it is now.
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a c 233 V Motherboard
January 31, 2014 8:09:29 PM

CmdrRiker said:
Ok thanks. If leaving my HDD's in AHCI mode won't cause any issues, I think I'll leave my setup the way it is now.
Most hard disks on Windows Vista and newer run in AHCI mode; even my old XP system runs in AHCI mode.
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