I have an Intel D525MW desktop board that I recently installed Windows 7 on. I have a SATA SSD that I am using for the only disk drive. Before I installed the OS, I set the BIOS SATA option to AHCI. I then proceded to install Windows 7. However, after the installation was complete and the Intel drivers were installed, my SSD appears to Windows as an IDE device. As far as I can tell there are no special drivers for the SATA interface or the SSD. Is it appropriate for Windows to access the drive as if it were an IDE drive? I would like the system to operate as natively as possible. THank you.
Under regular circumstances there is no need to install any additional drivers for AHCI mode.
You can test using the following drivers:
If the issue persists, we recommend reinstalling the Operating System doing a clean installation using the latest drivers from our website.