Solved Switching SATA Controller Mode Tags: Chipsets Sata Controller Motherboards Last response: July 27, 2011 12:37 AM in Motherboards Share Natton18 July 27, 2011 12:09:06 AM Hi, I need to switch my SATA knowledgeable motherboard to something called “Legacy IDE” or “Legacy Operation” or “Compatibility Mode” in order to run pattern testing. However, in my motherboard BIOS there doesn’t appear to be any such SATA setting. In the advanced settings the only SATA Controller Mode options are IDE, RAID & AHCI, with RAID being the default setting. My HP desktop PC has a MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) motherboard and the BIOS revision is 5.07 (12/21/09). Is it possible that my PC does not support the legacy or compatibility SATA modes? More about : switching sata controller mode | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution jitpublisher Motherboard Authority July 27, 2011 12:19:24 AM The "IDE" option under your advanced SATA controller mode is the Legacy Mode setting you are looking for. | Report abuse Natton18 July 27, 2011 12:36:43 AM Switched the setting and it worked. Many thanks. | Report abuse Natton18 July 27, 2011 12:37:02 AM Best answer selected by Natton18. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>Switching SATA Controller Mode> Related ressources: ForumHow to sata controller from ahci to compatible mode (ide i think) Forum[Solved] HDD keeps switching back to PIO mode ForumSapphire HD5850 Toxic 1GB crashing system when switching to 3D mode ForumSwitching from ATA to ACHI mode without reinstalling XP? ForumInstall Windows 7 in ACHI or IDE sata mode for SSD? ForumFAQ: Switching Storage Controllers w/o Reinstalling Windows ForumWindows 7 BSOD when PCH SATA Control Mode set to RAID(XHD) ForumSwitching sata mode for windows 7 ForumXPS 435mt / General SSD Install Advice and SATA III (3) Controller ?'s ForumAMD Sata Controller ForumSwitching SATA from IDE mode to prepare a SSD install ForumSATA controller death, or other? ForumWindows 7 with SATA hard disk - Setup in IDE mode HD is not recogised? ForumConvert sata ahci to ata mode in bios win7 ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumI HAVE AN AMIBIOS SETUP AM FAILING TO LOCATE THE IDE AND SATA SETTINGS/SOLVED ForumSATA drives not detected in bios ForumMotherboard not recognizing solid state as SATA ForumSwitching to Different Type of Ram. ForumSandybridge and SATA issues...can someone clarify? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !