native ide mode to sata mode HDD.

August 9, 2011 at 16:52:17
Specs: Windows 7 32bit, E5700/2.5GB
ok so my SATA-2 hdd & dvdr runs in native IDE mode on g31m-es2l mobo, how do i get them to run in SATA mode?? please help, this ones bugging me. thanks!

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#1
August 9, 2011 at 19:26:58
The settings should be in your BIOS set up.
Check your manual for what the settings are called.
Get the full manual as a PDF download from the motherboard mfg's support pages.
If you are not completely sure of the settings then either question the mfg's support or post back the most likely ones and the possible options for us to evaluate and advise.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
August 10, 2011 at 14:26:24
my gigabyte bios suck, there is, onboard SATA chip mode: enhanced, or combined or auto etc ect...what setting should i have this on for sata enabled???.

There is also options to enable/disable 2 onboard IDE controllers?? should i have these ide controllers enabled or disabled???

i can do a fresh install with win 7, so can some 1 plz tell me how its done, what bios settings n drivers need loaded etc???thank u!

g31m-es2l mobo!!!


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#3
August 10, 2011 at 20:24:42
The drivers depend on the model of the motherboard, the version number, and your operating system.
Drivers: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...
Your Manual: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...
Pg.40 of your manual:
"On-Chip SATA Mode
Configures the integrated SATA controller.
Disabled Disables the integrated SATA controller.
Auto Lets BIOS set SATA devices to Combined or Enhanced mode.
If your onboard SATA controller is automatically configured to Combined
mode, you can manually re-configure it to Enhanced mode as needed.
(Default)
Combined Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode. Combined allows a
maximum of 4 ATA devices to be used simultaneously: two PATA devices
plus two SATA devices.
Enhanced Sets all SATA devices to operate in SATA mode.
Non-Combined Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode and disables the integrated
IDE controller."

Look it up... Use Enhanced mode if all devices are SATA and you are not using an old CD IDE drive or other IDE device for full speed SATA.
I found it very quickly, you should have spent a while studying your manual for what you needed. Download from the link I provided if you have not already, it is clearer the way it is formatted there rather than what I pasted here and you will eventually need it again so save it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
August 11, 2011 at 20:12:30
Cool ty, i use 2.0v of mobo. The Bit i still dont get, is HOW and WHEN do i install the driver???
plus som1 says windows 7 already has the sata drivers, so do i just set my bios to enhanced mode, disable the ide controller then install win7?? or do i need 2 load drivers?? plz help.

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