Solved Enabling AHCI Tags: Chipsets Western Digital Hard Drives SSD Motherboards Last response: August 24, 2011 1:16 AM in Motherboards Share Jambe August 23, 2011 4:47:20 AM I enabled AHCI today (it wasn't easy) on a Gigabyte Z68 ma-D2h-B3 mobo. But I was using an older WD HDD. When my brand new SSD gets installed this week will AHCI still be enabled? I.e., is it in the BIOS, or does it have drivers on the hard disk which will not be available on the new SSD? More about : enabling ahci beenthere a b V Motherboard August 23, 2011 5:21:23 AM AHCI is a BIOS setting. You may need to enable it for each individual drive/SSD. http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831 m 0 l Best solution ko888 a c 218 V Motherboard August 24, 2011 1:02:13 AM On the GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 the PCH SATA Control Mode setting applies to the Z68 chipset's SATA controller not to individual drives. When you changed the setting to AHCI it applies to all six SATA ports on that motherboard. If you are using an older operating system version like Windows XP you will need an AHCI driver during operating system installation. Windows Vista and Windows 7 natively support AHCI mode. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jambe August 24, 2011 1:16:25 AM Best answer selected by Jambe. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhen enabling AHCI in bios for SSD I get boot loop at windows loading Forum SolvedEnabling AHCI - is modifying the registry enough? Forum Solvedenabling ahci during win7 install Forum SolvedEnabling AHCI with Windows 8 Forum SolvedEnabling AHCI and using SSD Forum SolvedEnabling AHCI on sony vaio Forum SolvedHelp Enabling AHCI on GA-M57SLI-S4 rev 2.0 Forum Solved***Help enabling AHCI on my HD/PC!*** Forum SSD won't detect when enabling AHCI in BIOS Forum Enabling AHCI on Asus P5K? Forum Enabling AHCI mode in Bios? Forum Can i use esata without enabling ahci??? Forum Enabling AHCI for my Intel SSD on ASUS Rampage 3 Forum Enabling ahci on biostar p35d2 a7 Forum Trouble enabling AHCI on intel ssd! help Forum AHCI worth enabling? Forum Esata external HDD not auto-detected in Win7 even after enabling AHCI Forum enabling AHCI after xp x64 install Forum SolvedHow do you find outh that AHCI is enabled? Forum SolvedIs AHCI enabled!?! BIOS calls my SSD "IDE:" Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !