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What do I do? Raid? Hot swap?

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September 8, 2012 8:55:15 PM

I recently bought a new motherboard, a msi Z77, the $179 one on newegg, and I can't hot swap with my Xion Predator 970 case. Also, when i look at my Sata ports, they are labeled 0,0,1,1,3,5. In the bios RAID is off. And they are all set to IDE instead of ACHI. Help? Quickly.


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September 8, 2012 11:20:14 PM

anybody know? this is really annoying me
a c 216 V Motherboard
September 9, 2012 2:06:49 AM

Normally SATA ports have to be set in AHCI or RAID mode to be hot swappable.
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September 10, 2012 10:44:44 PM

yes it is set in AHCI mode in the BIOS, but in windows it says its IDE still
September 11, 2012 2:00:34 AM

can someone help? I would like to find out how to fix this before I install Windows 8 on my computer, ( i have it now for installation)
a c 216 V Motherboard
September 11, 2012 2:53:41 AM

Please explain what's in IDE mode; in your original post you wrote " In the bios RAID is off. And they are all set to IDE instead of ACHI." Did you just change the ICH10R configuration from IDE to AHCI? If the OS was installed with the controller in IDE mode, the system should crash when you boot it unless you made registry modifications. All ports either are in IDE or in AHCI mode.
September 12, 2012 1:12:59 AM

Well I changed the bios settings to AHCI, but in Device manager, i click properties and it says its an IDE drive
September 12, 2012 3:35:47 AM

In device manager I clicked on all of the Sata ports, they are labeled 0,0,1,1,3,5 . Ill try downloading them and see if that works. And I guess so, I am not sure what the old motherboard settings were but they must have been AHCI
a c 216 V Motherboard
September 12, 2012 12:07:03 PM

What was the previous motherboard?
September 13, 2012 2:57:03 AM

it was an Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
a c 216 V Motherboard
September 13, 2012 3:16:04 AM

Was the eSATA cable connected to the SATA port shared with the eSATA port? It definitely was configured in AHCI mode.
September 13, 2012 3:24:24 AM

I don't understand. My case is the Xion Predator 970, so it has 2 hot swap bays in the case.
a c 216 V Motherboard
September 13, 2012 11:42:37 AM

I see. You are using the hotswap bays in the case and not eSATA. Did you install Intel RST? It should detect when a drive is inserted or removed.