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GA-P35-DS3L (ICH9), SATA/AHCI make all 4 ports work? How?


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Alright, well I know most people say you cannot have AHCI enabled and use all 4 SATA Ports on Leopard with the ICH9 Boards, spacifically my GA-P35-DS3L board. The other night when I was researching this, I could have sworn I found a page that had a fix for this or a way to make all 4 ports work without turning off AHCI. Does anyone on here know how to do it? I am kicking myself for not saving the page when I had it!!
let me know
- Mike

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I have AHCI enebled on my P35-DQ6 board, and everything works great (Leo Kaly 10.5.2). Didn't need any fix. 4 SATA HDDs and a SATA DVD drive are all connected to orange ports. I even turned AHCI after I installed Leo. Only issue I had was that HDD icons became orange, but that's an easy fix (just search the forum). Leo boots up now in 15 sec :wacko:

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Yeah, i have the GA-P45-DS3L board which only has 4 SATA ports and no RAID and from what I read, usually you cannot see more than the first two ports in Leo, but i sware i saw someone figure it out somewhere..
- Mike

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I believe you will only see beyond the 2 with AHCI off. The AHCI drivers are not open source, so nobody has been able to work on them. The only fix is with AHCI off, and that was done by Dune.

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I know thats what everyone says, but I am pretty sure I saw a way to do it somewhere the other night. If I figure it out, i'll let you guys know for sure!

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yep, it seems it's possible to have all drives active with AHCI
cyclonefr came across some new kexts.

check it out HERE

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yep, it seems it's possible to have all drives active with AHCI
cyclonefr came across some new kexts.

check it out HERE


I knew I saw it was possible somehwere, glad you found it! I will try it later tonight!
- Mike

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You surely didn't see that before cuz I posted that on March 23th and you posted on March 19th -_- Or did you go to the future and see my post ?!?

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You surely didn't see that before cuz I posted that on March 23th and you posted on March 19th :) Or did you go to the future and see my post ?!?


There was someone last week who had gotten all 4 of their SATA AHCI ports to work on Leopard. I had found it when I was searching around the web but then lost the page and was pissed I had lost it!
- Mike





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