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    AHCI without RAID - Win7 Drivers?

    Hi all

    Am planning on installing Win7 64 bit.

    Motherboard is a Gigabyte M720 US3 - only launched this year.

    When I used XP I had my SATA drives set to IDE mode and never needed to install drivers.

    But I now have 4 SATA drives and want more flexibility. I understand that AHCI will allow more than 4 drives plus eSATA and other improvements.

    If I set my mobo to AHCI mode but not RAID will I still need to install drivers on Win7 64 or is that just for RAID?

    Can I do that from a USB drive if I don't have a floppy?

    Thanks

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    Re: AHCI without RAID - Win7 Drivers?

    win7 seems to have all drivers already installed - i didnt need to install any for my controller

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    Re: AHCI without RAID - Win7 Drivers?



    Thanks blueball

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    Re: AHCI without RAID - Win7 Drivers?

    Correct, AHCI (and even most BIOS-RAID, AHCI implimentations) works out of the box, as Vista did.
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