Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. This setting must be set prior to installing the OS, its a decision you make before you install, I guess you can just say IDE is Non-Raid on that motherboard. Tell us about your experience with our site. This thread is locked. That’s usually done for you in Windows. The reason for this is simple – your OS expects a given driver to work with the installed hardware. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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Moab 51k 14 94 It’s currently set to IDE. This basically means you have an exact clone of Disk 1 on Disk 2, in case Disk 1 fails. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.

Even if you do blue screen your system a few times you should be able to restore access by resetting your settings to their current configuration. Backup your data first.


As long as the drive is presented in the same fashion the OS does not care. Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. In that case You could probably only be using one or the other pair of connectors at a time.

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The spec and manual says.

I’m fairly sure you’re on the wrong “forum” for this type of topic. IDE mode on that particular board is for when you do not have more than one hard drive and have no need for Raid. I have moved the important part to the first few lines. Tell us about your experience with our site. It offers features such as hot-plugging and native command queuing NCQ.

What does AHCI Mode, IDE Mode, RAID Mode, & SATA Mean in the BIOS – Microsoft Community

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In this BIOS setting, “IDE” means separate disks attached to the main disk controller will each be shown as one separate disk to the operating system for example as C: Each of the IDE connectors supports up to mrgatrends devices.


Thank You to anyone who can put me wise on these 3 items only.

You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. Hopefully, that answers it. Tim Brigham 1, 6 I never spent the time to get that to work however. I’ll just explain the simple examples: Oct 6 ’11 at IDE mode is to give you the greatest compatibility with older operating systems.

Put simply, no you cannot change the bios setting once the OS is installed, or it will bluescreen on you. That’s usually done for you in Windows. Sign up using Email and Password. HowardLS Replied on December 16, Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.

The words used in the BIOS screen are confusing.