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Unable to install SATA RAID/AHCI drivers

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    Windows 8 64 bits

    Unable to install SATA RAID/AHCI drivers


    GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

    Ive installed the rest of the drivers provided by manufacturer except the SATA RAID/AHCI ones.The Intel Rapid Storage Technology gave me an error that I dont meet the system requirements so I no longer insisted with the others. Hmmm, why are these listed for my motherboard then? or what exactly are they?
    I was thinking I need to instal first the
    "Intel SATA Preinstall driver(For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy" -the last item on the list -but dont know how , there are just some "sytem files, security catalog, setup information". You can fast download and checked them.

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    If you have install the Chipset drivers, Sata drivers are part of the chipset.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    Good. Dont know why theyr are listed separately in the download section on my motherboard page.
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    You can download the latest driver from here.
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...?DwnldID=22194

    I would download the floppy version and then extract them to somewhere. Then open up device manager, right click a d update storage controller by pointing to the files where you extracted the drivers to.
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    so you dont agree with the above theog?
    at my manufacturer page I have 3 items to download? which exaclty is this from intel
    and what download do I need from Intel



    iata_enu.exe: provides English-only files if you have an English version of the operating system.
    iata_cd.exe: provides multiple language files if you have an operating system other than English.

    Optional: one of the following F6 Driver Diskettes (depending on your operating system):

    f6flpy-x86.zip - for 32-bit versions of the operating system
    f6flpy-x64.zip - for 64-bit versions of the operating system


    in my device manager at storage controllers I have 2 items: Microsoft storage spaces controller and Microsoft VHD Loopback Controller
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    look under IDE ATA/ATPI controllers

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    Sata controller drivers are installed.
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    Windows 8 64 bits


    Hmmm but I dont know if they were installed within windows 8 or after I ve instaled the chipsets from Manufacturer page.
    To be honest do I realy need to install all these drivers from motherboard page or from intel or Windows installation do the job?
    the only change Ive spoted after installing the chipsets is that a new item was lised at my program and features : Intel management engine components probablly after installing the Intel management engine interface ( Im not sure if this was really necesary and ifI should install only the much smaller Intel INF installation- see them at manufacturer page )
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