AHCI and Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Fri Jul 30 06:51:38 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 08:29:37PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> The Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L has an ICH7, one PATA port, and four SATA 
> ports.  This one now has the latest BIOS, F10.
> Is it possible to run AHCI on this motherboard and chipset?

Only some ICH7 chipsets are able to run with AHCI. 

Check the 'atapci' devices in the output of 'pciconf -lv'. Only if it says
"subclass = SATA" below "class=mass storage", it is AHCI capable.

This may be affected by BIOS settings, though.

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