5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2015 10:04 AM by joe_intel

    Matrix Storage Manager (AHCI/Sata and Manager installation)


      I switched my bios from IDE to SATA using the AHCI mode.  Since a XP OS installation doesn't directly support the Intel AHCI drivers, I had to use the F6 method.  This method pre-loads the drivers so you can proceed with the OS installation.

      The AHCI Intel driver now appears as a mass storage controller in Windows XP device manager.


      So far, so good.


      Now the question is:   Do I still install the Matrix Storage manager (IATA89ENU) ?   If so, what are the advantages.


      Link to the version that supports my board:  Intel® Download Center


      OS:  XP professional x32

      Intel 955X, ICH7R, 82801GR

      Non-Raid, just 2 SATA drives