DS3, SATA II, bios question Tags: Homebuilt SATA BIOS Systems Last response: February 21, 2007 1:36 AM in Systems Share billyc February 21, 2007 12:29:48 AM My new build is up and running, but I don't think I have the bios right for the SATA II HD. Right now I'm settin at: 1. SATA AHCI mode disabled 2. SATA Port 0-3 Native mode disabled 3. Onboard sata/ide device enabled 4. Onboard sata/ide control mode IDE What are the proper settings? I don't think I'm 100% off, but real close. I also forgot to check to see if there was a 150 jumper on the seagate hd. I read somewhere that if I enable AHCI, I will need a new driver to support it. What driver and where can I get it? Wouldn't it be on the MS install disk? More about : ds3 sata bios question weilin February 21, 2007 12:59:38 AM 1. Enable AHCI 2. Sata Native Mode Enabled 3. Leave enabled 4. Leave alone (unless you are using the Blue/Purple Sata II connectors) boot from cd rom to set up xp. Press f6 to install Drivers. check manual for which 1 you need (i dont remember) Setup XP billyc February 21, 2007 1:05:00 AM Thanks weilin. That last statement, setup XP - you talkin bios changes & reboot? Related resources DS3, SATA II, bios question - Forum Bios and sata hardware question.. - Forum MSI 970A-G43 MotherBoard Bios not detecting Sata II 3gbs Hard Drive (Clicking Sound also) - Forum [Question] SSD Sata II and Sata III - Forum [Question] HDD SATA III (6 Gbit/s) Sequential Write speed on SATA II - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer weilin February 21, 2007 1:15:55 AM no let me clarify. steps 1-4 is in bios. After that its in windows Setup. WHen you put in the XP CD Rom, and do the "press any key to boot from CD ROM..." you will be greeted with a blue screen. Somewhere on the bottom on the screen will have hte words "press f6 to setup RAID or SCSI drivers" or something like that... Press F6. After Setup loads a few things it will give u a prompt to insert the floppy disk to load the drivers for NCQ and Hotswap Capabilities (the only real difference between SATA I and SATA II) Insert floppy, find select the proper driver (i dont know the right 1 off the top of my head) Continue setup like any other installation. (pick hard drive, format, install etc). billyc February 21, 2007 1:36:44 AM Thats what I was afraid you meant. I really don't want to reinstall windows and start over. If that's what it takes, I guess I'll byte the bullet. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSATA II HDD Question Forum SolvedGA-MA770-UD3 Phenom II 940 Bios question Forum SATA II Drive Not Recogised by BIOS even at 1.5Gb/s Forum How do I check in Bios if my HDD is running at Sata II Forum SolvedSATA I, II, and III questions Forum SATA II and III Question, Need help asap please. Forum SolvedSSD or SSHD on SATA II? Forum SolvedASMEDIA 106X Sata II Forum SolvedSamsung SSD on sata II Forum SolvedSlow SATA II Speed Forum SolvedConverting SATA ports IDE to AHCI BIOS help Forum SolvedSata II (3.0Gbps) and Sata III (6.0Gbps) performance difference when using HDD? Forum SolvedSSD for Sata II Forum SolvedDo I have a Sata II or Sata III port? Forum 6 Drive RAID 0 SATA I vs SATA II speed question ICHR9 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !