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 Best solution ko888 a c 206 V Motherboard August 24, 2011 1:02:13 AM Share 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Jambe August 24, 2011 1:16:25 AM Best answer selected by Jambe. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Enabling AHCI and using SSD Forum SSD won't detect when enabling AHCI in BIOS Forum Can i use esata without enabling ahci ??? Forum ***Help enabling AHCI on my HD/PC!*** Forum Enabling ahci on biostar p35d2 a7 Forum Enabling AHCI on Asus P5K? Forum Enabling AHCI on sony vaio Forum Enabling AHCI mode in Bios? Forum Help Enabling AHCI on GA-M57SLI-S4 rev 2.0 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 Enabling AHCI for my Intel SSD on ASUS Rampage 3 Forum Trouble enabling AHCI on intel ssd! help Forum Asrock 990FX Extreme 9 RAM question. Forum Enabling onboard audio on nforce 680i LT SLI Forum [Solved] Intermittent SATA 3.0 (6G) ports ASUS P6X58D-E, AHCI mode Forum Does this motherboard have AHCI mode? Forum Enabling onboard graphics on HP E350t [MS-7613 (Iona-GL8E) mobo] Forum CD/DVD optical drive problem in AHCI/SATA mode Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !