Samsung 830 on a EVGA 750i FTW!, mo speed mo problems

First, no ACHI on this board. Second, It's in the SATA 1 position. Third, Raid is disabled in the Bios.

So basically I can't access the drive, doesn't appear under my computer, etc:

Instead I get this (note it does appear in device manager but under SCSI):


The SCSI is apparently a non-issue I read, but I lack the traditional Nvidia drivers. Furthermore, when I look thru the ones I do have, "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" is not an option. Apparently using those drivers instead of the Nvidia ones is the traditional fix to my problems.
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  1. i have a pc that use the same MB, what i did enter the BIOS >integrated peripherals>raid config>disabled. Save and Exit.

    Load the Win7 (only connect the SSD), after install the win7, follow the Instruction from MSFT to switch from IDE mode to AHCI
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

    Also you need to tweak the SSD follow the " Useful SSD articles part 2-- Tweaks / Optimization"
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-articles-part

    When you finish all, go to device manager. In my PC i will see "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and there is the only "nvidia nForce SATA controller" under "storage controllers". And the SSD is show as the SCSI disk Device under disk Device.

    Because the nvidia SATAI, you will not get the full speed of the samsung SSD, but the pc still boot up and shut down fast.
  2. cin19 said:
    i have a pc that use the same MB, what i did enter the BIOS >integrated peripherals>raid config>disabled. Save and Exit.

    Load the Win7 (only connect the SSD), after install the win7, follow the Instruction from MSFT to switch from IDE mode to AHCI
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

    Also you need to tweak the SSD follow the " Useful SSD articles part 2-- Tweaks / Optimization"
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-articles-part

    When you finish all, go to device manager. In my PC i will see "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" under "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers" and there is the only "nvidia nForce SATA controller" under "storage controllers". And the SSD is show as the SCSI disk Device under disk Device.

    Because the nvidia SATAI, you will not get the full speed of the samsung SSD, but the pc still boot up and shut down fast.


    I see what you see in device manager and I ran the MSFT file succesfully.

    However, on some boot ups, I am getting a "0xc000000e" error saying windows can not find the appropriate boot files (pre-windows loading obviously). However, sometimes it loads fine (I'm on the ssd now). I tried 2 clean installs and I'm still getting it. Not sure why. If I have windows try to repair it via the CD, it say it resolved it, but it just comes back. Thoughts?

    The Error: "An Error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

    EDIT: and have you been able to use Samsung's Magician software to do fireware updates? The firmware won't detect the SSD as "Samsung", so it won't work for me.

    "Load the Win7 (only connect the SSD), after install the win7, follow the Instruction from MSFT to switch from IDE mode to AHCI
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976"

    According to Samsungs Magician Software, I am in non-ACHI mode. To the best of my knowledge, the board doesn't provide an option for it, so can the above solution add it in via windows? Regardless, I followed the steps, but do not appear to be in ACHI mode.
  3. Yes, the MB don't support AHCI mode, but you need to enable it so that SSD can support the TRIM command.

    The SSD can use under IDE mode but it run much slow. Here is the link for benchmark for SATA and IDE mode
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=505&Itemid=38

    I don't use the samsung I had Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB and now I got Crucial M4 128GB (that is the deal from shell shocker too good to pass).
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