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About Archangel35757

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    XP Pro x64
  1. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    The X79 chipset belongs to the C600 series. Your modified C600 AHCI driver worked . It only required me to reactivate my XP64 license. YAHOO!!! You are a godsend-- thank you so much! Now I just need to unplug my HDD from the Marvell controller & remove/reinstall it so it shows up in SATA section of device manager instead of SCSI.
  2. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    Fernando: To be clear, for XP64 which modified v11.2.0.1006 Intel RST AHCI driver am I suppose to use for the Intel X79 Chipset & i7-3930K processor? The 7-series or C600 series? Thanks!
  3. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    You cannot use the original driver, because the X79 HardwareIDs are missing within the INF file, but you may try the Intel RST driver v11.2.01006, which I have modified to make it compatible with X79 chipsets. You can get it from >here<. I am not sure, that Intel will release any new RST/RST(e) drivers, which will be officially designed for being used with Windows XP (32/64bit). As long as you will use any of Intel's RSTe drivers, you will see your drives as SCSI disks. That is a feature (to get the TRIM command into a RAID array) and not an issue. There is no and there will never be any generic MS AHCI driver for Windows XP (32/64bit). Thanks Fernando for clearing up some of my confusion... I'll try out your modified_v. RST Driver tonight and let you know how it goes. I do hope Intel will release an 11.6.x RST driver that works for XP64-- do you know who I can bribe/pay to make sure they cover XP64? The main reason I installed this older OS is because it supports 3D hardware acceleration for 32-bit apps... whereas the Win7 64-bit "XP Mode" does not-- only software rendering via the CPU. Thanks for making the modified driver... just PM me where you'd like me to send you a case of your favorite beverage
  4. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    Ah, OK... I was going to try the Intel RST Driver v. but I guess it's not for the Intel X79 Chipset or is still broken for X79? Any idea when this Intel X79 v.11.6.x AHCI driver will be available for XP64? Any news link to subscribe to? I've followed this problem discussion and your research of the problem on a few forums. I'm in the same boat as the other X79 owners-- waiting for an Intel AHCI driver update. The Samsung SSD Magician software is failing to work properly (TRIM, etc.) with my 830 Series SSD because it's identified as a SCSI drive! Even the Marvell controller shows up as SCSI, IIRC-- which I don't understand. I keep reading about a generic Microsoft AHCI driver... but I can't find one for XP64.
  5. Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID drivers

    Fernando: First let me say-- Thank you so much for your "Integration of Intel's SATA AHCI and RAID Drivers Guide and Help for XP (32/64-bit)" My new workstation system: Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 Intel i7-3930K ASUS P9X79 WS motherboard 64GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1866 RAM Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD (Drive C:\ for OS and Apps) Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD (Drive D:\ for data) Western Digital Cavair Black 1TB HDD (will be 2 partitions for backing up each SSD) 2x EVGA GTX580 3GB graphics cards (SLI'd) Following your instructions on page 1, I was finally able to get Windows XP Professional x64 Edition installed on my SSD by slipstreaming your recommended Intel X79 chipset AHCI drivers >64bit Intel RSTe textmode drivers v3.1.0.1068 WHQL for X79< into a Windows XP x64 setup CD (along with my motherboards Marvell AHCI controller drivers)... I noticed that you have not updated page 1 since June and there has been a more recent release of the Intel RSTe AHCI drivers (Version:, dated 08/24/2012) at Intel's download center: Intel RSTe AHCI & SCU Software RAID driver for Windows v3.2.0.1134 For Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2, is this latest version recommended to be installed over the v. AHCI driver? Things seem to be running ok on my new system (besides some bugs in Samsung's SSD Magician Utility), but your assistance and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.