PATA to SATA - P5k Vista Tags: Hard Drives SATA Windows Vista Storage Last response: July 12, 2007 6:57 AM in Storage Share koolkeith July 10, 2007 10:23:54 AM hello When I installed Vista i had SATA as PETE/IDE in my BIOS. Now i want to switch to SATA, i have been playing around a bit not sure if i am having any success. I have switched the BIOS to "SATA as AHCI" and Vista runs fine, the first time i did this it installed a few drivers. This is what my Device Manager now looks like *IDE ATA/ATAPI -ATA Channel 0 -ATA Channel 0 -ATA Channel 1 -ATA Channel 1 -ATA Channel 4 -ATA Channel 5 -Standard AHCI1.0 Serial ATA Controller (why SATA 1 not 2?) -Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller *Storage Controllers -JMicron jmb36x controller -Microsoft iSCSI Initiator (no mention of SATA/AHCI here) Also in device manager my HDD is listed as WDC WD5000AAKS-00TMA0 ATA Device I have a P5K, ich9 chipset Am i little confused am i running SATA, how can i check? If I am still in IDE how can i switch to SATA2. thanks More about : pata sata p5k vista Crashman July 12, 2007 4:16:39 AM wusy, why don't you tell him about AHCI? amnotanoobie July 12, 2007 5:24:16 AM Quote: There's isn't really a particular BIOS option that selects between SATA 1.5 and 3.0, at least I haven't seen any yet. Sata v2/3.0 Gbps is backwards compatible with Sata v1. It just drops down to Sata v1 spec if your board doesn't support it. Sata drives made attaching drives 'Plug-and-Forget'. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer koolkeith July 12, 2007 6:57:59 AM thanks guys. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedVista, Asus P5K and Sata drives don't work!!!!!! Forum 2SATA+1PATA+Vista=Auto RAID configuration? Forum SolvedIDE , ATA , PATA , SATA... can you please explain these? Forum SolvedWant to Install PATA DVD Drive in SATA Motherboard. Need help. Forum SolvedSATA to PATA, Master/Slave configuration? Forum P5K JMicron/PATA DVD Drive not showing up Forum SolvedPata and Sata integration Forum Solvedtwo pata ports and three sata ports, which to connect gpu Forum Solved1 PATA and 2 SATA HDDs. Only Detects 1 PATA and 1 SATA at a time Forum SolvedNew f2a85V-pro, PATA CD with IDE-to_SATA converter; system doesn't see CD Forum SolvedPATA to SATA change Forum Solvedmy hdd is a sata but it become pata in cmos i cant accest in to it Forum SolvedCloning PATA (IDE) to SATA Forum SolvedUsing PATA hard drive with SATA adapter Question Forum SolvedSATA Hard drive to PATA to Hard drive Forum SolvedPATA vs. SATA Forum SolvedAccessing PATA drives from a system with only SATA Forum SolvedPossible to swap 2.5" Pata HDD for Sata SSD? Forum Do SATA and PATA play nice in the optical drive arena? Forum SolvedAdding second drive to SATA card vs. motherboard PATA ports Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !