2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2010 6:52 PM by Golden_Orb

    P55 SATA Driver for ACHI mode and 64-bit Win7


      I'm currently building a PC with a Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD5 mobo which contains the P55 chipset.  I have a 1.5TB SATA HDD  which I wish to run in ACHI mode and I'm installing 64-bit Windows 7 Pro.


      I've set the BIOS PCH SATA Control Mode (Intel P55 Chipset) to AHCI and I copied the 64-bit SATA Controller drivers from the Gigabyte supplied motherboard CD to a USB flash drive.


      I reached the Win7 installation stage where I could load the SATA Controller driver from my USB flash drive.


      The Gigabyte manual suggested that I select "Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller" as the driver to install however the only driver listed for my system when I hid drivers that are not compatible with the hardware on my computer was "Intel(R) PCH SATA ACHI Controller".


      Does anyone know the correct driver that I should be installing?  FYI, I continued the installation of Windows using the "Intel(R) PCH SATA ACHI Controller" and everything seems to be functioning okay.