What kind of SATA mode to use in Mass Storage Controller Configuration in BIOS?
I am trying to install windows 7 professional x64 on a system using motherboard Intel S5520SCR.
Windows itself should be installed in a
160Gb Intel X25-M Mainstream Sata Solid-State Drive
and I want to install 2 other Seagate Barracuda Hard Drives I have as internal hard drives. In the future I might install a third Seagate Barracuda, that I would still buy, but that's it.
I want to use the hard drives as simple additional storage. I don't need to create any special partitions, I don't want to RAID or anything.
Would you please be so kind to tell me what Mass Storage Controller Configuration to use? I listed below the options in the Bios, with the explanations offered in the Bios.
Thank you very very much, I can't even start to list how many tries I have already tried to do this.
-Intel 160Gb Intel X25-M for windows 7 x64
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1Tb for additional storage only, single partition
-Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500Gb for additional storage only, single partition
- potentially a new Barracuda someday (for additional storage only, single partition).
Options in the BIOS
Enhanced - Supports up to 6 SATA ports with IDE Native Mode.
Compatibility - SUpports up to 4 SATA ports [0/1/2/3] with IDE Legacy mode and 2 SATA ports [4/5] with IDE Native Mode.
[AHCI] - Supports all SATA ports using the Advanced Host Controlled Interface.
AHCI Option ROM - Enable or Disable the onboard Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) option ROM. Note: For AHCI capability in EFI, the AHCI Legacy Option ROM should be set to [Disabled].
[SW RAID] - Supports configuration of SATA ports for RAID via RAID configuration software.