AHCI and Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jul 30 23:18:39 UTC 2010

On Fri, 30 Jul 2010, Roland Smith wrote:

> 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.

Looks like only the ICH7R and ICH7D variants.

> 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 plain ICH7 says "subclass = ATA".

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