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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 123
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       02 Sep 2015 #1

    SATA Drivers Update


    Hi all,

    I noticed after a clean install of Win 10 Pro that in the Device Manager I had two "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entries that showed the driver dated in 2006. I run 2 x SSD's a HDD and a BluRay writer.

    So I downloaded the latest version of SATA drivers at the Asus ROG site for my motherboard. After running, one entry in Device Manager has changed to "Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" but the other remains "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" - still with the 2006 driver version 10.0.10240.16384 dated 2006/06/21

    Is this correct? Windows reports that it is the most current driver.

    ALSO: The driver installed "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Do I need this? If I do need it, must it be enabled at start up? I am wondering if it might conflict with Samsung's Magician which I also have installed?

    Sorry lots of questions....
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 62
    W7 x64 & W10 Pro x64 (Dual boot)
       02 Sep 2015 #2

    GregH said: View Post
    Hi all,

    I noticed after a clean install of Win 10 Pro that in the Device Manager I had two "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entries that showed the driver dated in 2006. I run 2 x SSD's a HDD and a BluRay writer.

    So I downloaded the latest version of SATA drivers at the Asus ROG site for my motherboard. After running, one entry in Device Manager has changed to "Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" but the other remains "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" - still with the 2006 driver version 10.0.10240.16384 dated 2006/06/21

    Is this correct? Windows reports that it is the most current driver.

    ALSO: The driver installed "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Do I need this? If I do need it, must it be enabled at start up? I am wondering if it might conflict with Samsung's Magician which I also have installed?

    Sorry lots of questions....
    You probably updated some of your HDD or SSD's
    You might need to update the second "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entry from Device Manager.
    And no, you do not need "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program, it is designed to show you the status of your drives it is not essential, in addition it runs as a startup item.
    If you uninstall it, the updated SATA AHCI drivers will remain, at least this is what happened with my systems.
    Also, one of my laptops have 2 HDD's so I used and Intel SATA Raid driver.
    Last edited by Vaio 7; 02 Sep 2015 at 13:47.
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  3.    02 Sep 2015 #3

    GregH said: View Post
    Hi all,

    I noticed after a clean install of Win 10 Pro that in the Device Manager I had two "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" entries that showed the driver dated in 2006. I run 2 x SSD's a HDD and a BluRay writer.

    So I downloaded the latest version of SATA drivers at the Asus ROG site for my motherboard. After running, one entry in Device Manager has changed to "Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller" but the other remains "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" - still with the 2006 driver version 10.0.10240.16384 dated 2006/06/21

    Is this correct? Windows reports that it is the most current driver.

    ALSO: The driver installed "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" program. Do I need this? If I do need it, must it be enabled at start up? I am wondering if it might conflict with Samsung's Magician which I also have installed?

    Sorry lots of questions....

    Hi Greg, don't worry , my SATA drivers are from 2006 as well , actually i have a ton of drivers showing 2006 and device manager does indeed say they are the latest and the best choice for the system lol.

    I have to admit , computer runs well and when i did update the SATA ACHI drivers to the latest from" Fernando's Win Raid "forums there was zero difference in performance.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 62
    W7 x64 & W10 Pro x64 (Dual boot)
       02 Sep 2015 #4

    fredc said: View Post
    Hi Greg, don't worry , my SATA drivers are from 2006 as well , actually i have a ton of drivers showing 2006 and device manager does indeed say they are the latest and the best choice for the system lol.

    I have to admit , computer runs well and when i did update the SATA ACHI drivers to the latest from" Fernando's Win Raid "forums there was zero difference in performance.
    Hello,

    You are right, no difference in perf, BUT with Intel Sata driver noticeable difference in HDD's temperatures and HDD's are more "silent".
    In all cases, before updating SATA drivers, Chipset driver must be updated first and reboot.
    Upon reboot, SATA drivers should be updated, it depends on the user's choice.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Covington, Louisiana
    Posts : 535
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       02 Sep 2015 #5

    As far as the "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" don't worry about the date but look at the driver version. 10.0.10240.16384 came with the 10240 RTM of Windows 10. I think the date is when the driver was first released and does not change when the versions change.
    Also I think the 2nd controller is ASMedia chip so that is probably why it did not update as it has its own driver.

    Jim
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  6.    02 Sep 2015 #6

    Vaio 7 said: View Post
    Hello,

    You are right, no difference in perf, BUT with Intel Sata driver noticeable difference in HDD's temperatures and HDD's are more "silent".
    In all cases, before updating SATA drivers, Chipset driver must be updated first and reboot.
    Upon reboot, SATA drivers should be updated, it depends on the user's choice.
    This stuff always confused me but someone posted a great link to dispel how important the Intel chipset drivers are or are not in this case.

    https://www.tenforums.com/redirect-to...INF-files.html

    Phone Man said: View Post
    As far as the "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" don't worry about the date but look at the driver version. 10.0.10240.16384 came with the 10240 RTM of Windows 10. I think the date is when the driver was first released and does not change when the versions change.
    Also I think the 2nd controller is ASMedia chip so that is probably why it did not update as it has its own driver.

    Jim
    Thanks Jim , that explains a lot actually , very interesting .

    Thanks
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 62
    W7 x64 & W10 Pro x64 (Dual boot)
       02 Sep 2015 #7

    In my case, I updated the W 10 generic SATA drivers, it was indeed the version described by Phone Man, by this one:
    https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/co...5399/VPCF13Z1E

    not the latest, I agree, but it runs fine...
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  8.    02 Sep 2015 #8

    Vaio 7 said: View Post
    In my case, I updated the W 10 generic SATA drivers, it was indeed the version described by Phone Man, by this one:
    https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/co...5399/VPCF13Z1E

    not the latest, I agree but it runs fine...
    Just looked and mine is that exact same version as well , this is amazing because i live" Murphys law " , i was sure it wouldn't be the right version.
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 62
    W7 x64 & W10 Pro x64 (Dual boot)
       02 Sep 2015 #9

    fredc said: View Post
    This stuff always confused me but someone posted a great link to dispel how important the Intel chipset drivers are or are not in this case.

    https://www.tenforums.com/redirect-to...INF-files.html



    Thanks Jim , that explains a lot actually , very interesting .

    Thanks
    @ fredc,

    I'm aware of the link you posted, I must say that it's up to everyone to decide
    In my case, laptop's mobo temps were about 40-42 Celcius with MS W 10 drivers, once Chipset and SATA Raid drivers were installed, mobo temps 30-32 Celcius, so you might guess why I opted for the driver update, other users may not see such differences so they should stick with MS drivers, none of those affect good functionality.
    Hope this helps,

    Kind Regards,
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  10.    02 Sep 2015 #10

    Vaio 7 said: View Post
    @ fredc,

    I'm aware of the link you posted, I must say that it's up to everyone to decide
    In my case, laptop's mobo temps were about 40-42 Celcius with MS W 10 drivers, once Chipset and SATA Raid drivers were installed, mobo temps 30-32 Celcius, so you might guess why I opted for the driver update, other users may not see such differences so they should stick with MS drivers, none of those affect good functionality.
    Hope this helps,

    Kind Regards,
    I posted the link as info that anybody might find interesting , i don't doubt what you say at all .
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