SATA Configuration

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SATA Configuration

Option name:

SATA Configuration

Possible values of an option:

[Enhanced], [Compatible], [Disabled]

The option description:

This option sets an operating mode of the standard IDE/SATA-controller of a chipset. At a value choice [Enhanced] the expanded mode will be used, at a choice [Compatible] — compatible. You can use the first in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista, the second is necessary for Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Me. Value [Disabled] in general disconnects the standard IDE/SATA-controller.

All these complexities arise that Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, simply "do not know" that IDE – and SATA-channels in the sum there can be more than two. For normal work of these operating systems it is necessary to use a compatible mode. In it the operating system "sees" or two standard IDE-channels, or one IDE-channel and one "pseudo-IDE", made of two SATA, or, even, two "pseudo-IDE", made of four SATA. In Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista such problems are not present, they can normally work with any quantity of IDE/SATA-channels. Therefore for them the expanded mode doing accessible all channels of the IDE/SATA-controller of a chipset quite approaches, how many them was.

Naturally, nothing prevents to use a compatible mode and in Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista. The maximum quantity visible an operating system of disk stores is simple will be reduced to four.

Other options identical to destination:

ATA/IDE Configuration

On-Chip ATA (s) Operate Mode

Onboard IDE Operate Mode

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