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Use both AHCI and IDE modes?

I recently installed an OCZ Vertex 4 into my older system with SATA2. I couldn't enable AHCI because my CDROM would not let me install Windows 7, so I had to use IDE.
My motherboard has two SATA controllers. Could I put the SSD onto the intel controller and enable AHCI and put my CDROM and storage HDD onto the other Gigabyte controller and run those in IDE somehow?

I have a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard.
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  1. Best answer
    Yes.
    In BIOS, Integrated Peripherals do the following:
    SATA RAID/AHCI MODE: AHCI
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode: Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip): Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip): IDE

    Connect ssd to any yellow sata port.
    Connect CD-ROM and storage HDD to purple sata ports.

    Or you can do it the other way around.
  2. I have a EP45-UD3R. It is very doable.
  3. Best answer selected by jlarson69.
  4. Bejusek said:
    Yes.
    In BIOS, Integrated Peripherals do the following:
    SATA RAID/AHCI MODE: AHCI
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode: Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip): Enabled
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode (GIGABYTE SATA2 Chip): IDE

    Connect ssd to any yellow sata port.
    Connect CD-ROM and storage HDD to purple sata ports.

    Or you can do it the other way around.


    Thank you, that worked.
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