When I set my SATA devices to work in AHCI mode on my previous motherboard's bios (MSI 870a-G54), my Hard Drive (Samsung Spinpoint HD103SJ) the bios showed my bios working as AHCI - SAMSUNG SPINPOINT (I forgot the rest but, when I installed the new Gigabyte motherboard, my hard drive would show up as
SCSI - SAMSUNG etc...
My question was, is this normal? I'm not too sure about how the hard drive and motherboard work together and as a matter of fact, the only reason I ended up switching to AHCI mode instead of using the Native IDE option is because I have seen that AHCI mode actually sped up my hard drive transfer rates.
When I replaced my MSI motherboard I did a clean reinstall of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
Here are my current specs (if it matters):
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 960T (Unlocked to Phenom II X6 @ 3.8Ghz)
RAM: Kingston HyperX blu 8 GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 (Working in Unganged Mode)
PSU: OCz StealthxStream 600W Power Supply 80+ Certified
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 1GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB @ 7200RPM (HD103SJ)
And no performance issue? Then it is just Gigabyte that is displaying it like that and nothing to worry about.
Thanks for the reply! Now I can stop worrying...
However... I installed my chipset drivers using the latest drivers from AMD's website which were released on 4/25/2012 while under Gigabyte's support page for the 970a-ud3 has only up to the chipset drivers released on 4/12/2010.
Could this possibly cause any issues?
EDIT: I also did not install the SATA AHCI drivers during the process of the fresh Windows 7 installation. I installed the amd chipset drivers upon my first login to Windows 7 after I had completed the installation. Although, I remember setting my HDD to AHCI mode before the Windows 7 installation had commenced.
- Under device manager, when I go to the section "Disk Drives," it simply just states Samsung HD103SJ SATA Disk Device.
Isn't it suppose to state that it's running in AHCI mode?