1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows
       26 Aug 2015 #1

    I need to change my SATA Controlller mode to IDE but I can not find it


    I recently had my PlayStation 3 system corrupt, and I had two options, to delete all of my data and start new, or go trough a long process to restore my data.

    To restore my data, I need to change my computer to the SATA Controller mode IDE, but I can not find it in the system BIOS. The closet thing I can find is switching between AHCI and ATA, but I need IDE mode.

    Where can I find the setting to change it?
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  2. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows 7 , 8.1 and Mint
       26 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi

    "AHCI" is the native mode of "SATA" which supports SATA exclusive features like hot-swapping etc. While "IDE" mode will emulate legacy "PATA" (Parallel ATA) port. Most of the times, "PATA" will be simply referred as "ATA" in BIOS setup. So you should set "AHCI" to "ATA" for "IDE" emulation.

    Btw, OS may not boot if you change SATA operation mode.
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  3. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)
       26 Aug 2015 #3

    Why do you need to change the mode? The drive doesn't care what mode your SATA controller is in. If it is a SATA drive it talks to the controller using SATA. AHCI or Legacy IDE is just how the SATA controller talks to the host system.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows
       26 Aug 2015 #4

    Why do you need to change the mode? The drive doesn't care what mode your SATA controller is in. If it is a SATA drive it talks to the controller using SATA. AHCI or Legacy IDE is just how the SATA controller talks to the host system.
    For my computer to be able to fix the magnet failures that caused the corruption in the HDD, my computer needs to be in IDE mode, that's why.

    AHCI" is the native mode of "SATA" which supports SATA exclusive features like hot-swapping etc. While "IDE" mode will emulate legacy "PATA" (Parallel ATA) port. Most of the times, "PATA" will be simply referred as "ATA" in BIOS setup. So you should set "AHCI" to "ATA" for "IDE" emulation.

    Btw, OS may not boot if you change SATA operation mode.
    Thank you for letting me know that. Is there any way to avoid the restart loop, or no? If there was a way to, it would be great to know!
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,897
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Aug 2015 #5

    DiamondDiancie1 said: View Post
    Thank you for letting me know that. Is there any way to avoid the restart loop, or no? If there was a way to, it would be great to know!
    You can try this:
    Run msconfig (right click far left bottom corner of desktop then left click run, type msconfig).

    Click boot tab, mark safe boot, restart, change to ATA (or IDE) in BIOS, boot, Windows boots in safe mode.

    Run msconfig again, boot tab unmark safe boot, restart PC.

    If that doesn't work, you can always go back to AHCI in BIOS. Also, when you done messing with your game system drive, you probably have to use the same procedure to go back to AHCI.
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  6. Joined : Dec 2014
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Aug 2015 #6

    Yep, safe mode should do it, it will install the right drivers once you change the mode.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows
       27 Aug 2015 #7

    I was able to change my computer to ATA mode successfully, but now my computer does not recognize the PS3 HHD in either mode, so I can not repair the issues. How can I get my computer to recognize it?
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