What do I do? Raid? Hot swap?

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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  1. anybody know? this is really annoying me
  2. Normally SATA ports have to be set in AHCI or RAID mode to be hot swappable.
  3. yes it is set in AHCI mode in the BIOS, but in windows it says its IDE still
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. Well I changed the bios settings to AHCI, but in Device manager, i click properties and it says its an IDE drive
  7. You clicked properties on what device? Do you have a device named "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers"? Did you download and install the Intel RST from http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=2101&DwnldID=21730&ProductFamily=Software+Products&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%C2%AE+RST)&lang=eng?

    Was the controller in AHCI mode before you installed the OS? I presume so; otherwise the system would crash at boot time.

    Is this your motherboard? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
  8. 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
  9. What was the previous motherboard?
  10. it was an Asrock Extreme3 Gen3
  11. Was the eSATA cable connected to the SATA port shared with the eSATA port? It definitely was configured in AHCI mode.
  12. I don't understand. My case is the Xion Predator 970, so it has 2 hot swap bays in the case.
  13. 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.
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