IDE to AHCI
My MB BIOS is set to IDE for both Controllers. I would like to switch the drives to AHCI.
Will doing this corrupt the data on the drives?
With the drives set to AHCI, will I be able to plug them into my son's computer Sata 1 port, which is set to IDE. This would be my external eSata drive that is used for file storage only.
Your expertise is much apprechiated with this problem.
It will depend on your motherboard if you'll need AHCI for eSata or not... I don't.
Thanks enaberif for your reply.
Will it corrupt the data already on the drives when I set the BIOS to AHCI. I want to keep the data intact.
But you gotta do the driver switch BEFORE switching in the bios otherwise you'll get a BSOD.
I have had issues with this on my P5K-E board. I installed the AHCI drivers in WinXP (from Asus website). Then when I set the SATA mode to AHCI in the bios, I get to the loading windows, then the system just reboots.
Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
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