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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Crashman July 12, 2007 4:16:39 AM wusy, why don't you tell him about AHCI? | Report abuse 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'. | Report abuse koolkeith July 12, 2007 6:57:59 AM thanks guys. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>PATA to SATA - P5k Vista> Related ressources: ForumP5K JMicron/ PATA DVD Drive not showing up ForumAsus P5K Deluxe HELP! ForumVista , Asus P5K and Sata drives don't work!!!!!! Forum2 SATA+1PATA+Vista =Auto RAID configuration? ForumConnecting SATA HDD TO ASUS P5K ForumAdding SATA HDD, Removing SATA DVD, Removing PATA HDD ForumAdd SATA HDD, remove SATA DVD, remove PATA HDD ForumAsus P5K Deluxe Cannot find the SATA Hard Drives ForumVista 64 driver install issue for P5K Deluxe ForumSATA or PATA optical drives ForumAdding second HDD to old machine with both PATA and SATA connections ForumAsus P5K extra HDD Forum$2000 vista gaming system ForumNew ASUS P5K Raid Setup, help needed please ForumSlow WinXP Boot up, P5K and Raptor Forump5k se/epu ide(?) trouble ForumFirst SSD advice? Forumide or sata DVD burner? Forumide or sata DVD burner? ForumSATA blue screen while running 3D games More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !