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Use both AHCI and IDE modes?

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December 11, 2012 9:04:58 AM

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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December 11, 2012 10:11:03 AM
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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.
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December 11, 2012 11:46:03 AM

I have a EP45-UD3R. It is very doable.
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December 11, 2012 8:38:58 PM

Best answer selected by jlarson69.
December 11, 2012 8:39:16 PM

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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