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  1. Kendall, I'll definitely take you up on that. I have another request for a screen capture from anyone who can help (thanks to JXavier for the last one!). Here is a capture from my 2010 MacBook Pro showing what info I need: The highlighted field indicates the stepping of the chipset that is present in on the motherboard. I'm trying to confirm that Apple is using the revised B3 stepping that does not suffer from SATA problems on the 3Gbps ports. Thanks everyone. I'm working on it!
  2. Let me know once you are ready to test. The BETA AHCI Enabler I'm working on recognizes the new chipset properly, but it has yet to be determined if the drivers on the Windows side respond properly. I'm trying to get more info from some Windows guys on AHCI support on the 6 series chipset to see if anything needs to be done differently with the driver install. There are a bunch of variables with the new system that will have to be figured out. Your help is much appreciated. REQUEST FOR HELP: I could use some help with supporting the 2011 MacBook Pro with AHCI Enabler. Anyone with the new model that is willing to install the Apple Developer Tools, can you please get me some info? I need you to run IORegistryExplorer located in /Developer/Applications/Utilities Type AHCI in the search box within the IORegistryExplorer program and look for something that looks like the screen capture below (taken from a 2010 model MacBook Pro) Make a screen capture (using Grab or similar) and upload the image so I can see the port arrangement of the new MacBook Pro model
  3. UPDATE: Sorry, no news on the sleep issue. It is being looked at by a few people, but I don't have anything new to report. On the other hand, I am prepping a new BETA of the AHCI Enabler to test support for the new 2011 MacBook Pro models that were just released. I unfortunately do not have one of these computers on hand, but I'm trying to get one for testing. Anyone here who wants to help and has access to a Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro please PM me. I have checked the 6 Series Chipset datasheet and it doesn't look like any major changes will need to be made to support AHCI mode for the new models. I'll post an update here when it's available for testing. Thanks for all the feedback. I'm glad some people out there are finding the AHCI Enabler useful. I will continue to work on it as long as there is a demand!
  4. I'd recommend restoring everything and verifying that Windows works without AHCI enabled. Once you do that, use the AHCI Enabler application.
  5. Guten Tag, I have heard of some others having issues with the latest Intel drivers running on Apple hardware, but I have been unable to replicate them on the hardware I have available. I'm not sure if it is something unique to the latest Mac Pro models (AHCI Enabler is untested on this model) or if the problem lies with the driver. The MBR modification is very basic and just reconfigures the chipset before booting Windows. It is possible that additional configuration is needed for the latest Mac Pro to work properly with the Rapid Storage drivers. If I ever get my hands on one, I'll definitely do some testing. I recommend trying an earlier version of the Intel drivers to see if that makes any difference. If I think of anything else I'll post it here.
  6. Are you getting this error message while running Vista setup after booting with the install disc? After selecting the partition to install onto? Did you partition your disc with Bootcamp Assistant? Did you try reformatting the bootcamp partition (make sure it's the correct one!) from within Windows Vista setup?
  7. What error are you getting? Were you able to install the Widows drivers from the Snow Leopard Disc?
  8. I have bad news for you. The method described here for enabling AHCI mode is only compatible with Intel chipsets. Your MacBook Air appears to have a newer nVidia chipset and I have been unable to obtain the necessary information from nVidia to make this work with their chipsets. Sorry.
  9. I will not sigh, don't worry. Please use the AHCI Enabler application instead of the script. It has not been tested with the new MacBook Air, but I will help you get it working. Run the AHCI Enabler application (from OS X) and it will tell you if you have a supported chipset and allow you to select the proper disk.
  10. Running Windows setup will overwrite the MBR of your disk, so you should not run the AHCI enabler until after installing Windows. It is possible to enable AHCI during the Windows install process in certain cases, but I don't recommend attempting it unless you know what you are doing. The safest way is to install Windows and make sure everything is running properly, then use the AHCI enabler following the instructions in the included help file. If you are very familiar with the different phases of the Windows install process and want to enable AHCI at install time you must run AHCI enabler during the reboot after Windows setup has configured the boot disc, but before it has commenced device enumeration. If you don't know what this means, I recommend waiting until after Windows is installed for an easier setup. The AHCI Enabler will write code to the first sector on the boot hard drive. If your Windows partition is on disk0s3, this would normally be on disk0. OS X does not care what is in the first sector of the disk since it doesn't use the MBR for booting. Post here if you need any additional assistance and let me know if you get it working or have any troubles that I can assist with. I am currently using AHCI enabler on an i5 MBP using Vista with no issues. What does OS X report as the link speed in system profiler for this drive?
  11. If you are operating in legacy mode, you are NOT operating in AHCI mode. You can have only one or the other. Just because you add device ID's to a driver INF file doesn't mean that you have changed the mode of operation of the controller. This linux kernel patch just allows the driver to recognize a controller that is running in legacy mode so that one driver can be used for both AHCI mode and legacy mode. Intel RST is made for Intel chipsets that are running in AHCI mode. The install will fail unless both of these conditions are met (Intel chipset & AHCI mode). The easiest way to tell what chipset you have is to look in System Profiler under Serial ATA. It will tell you what type of chipset is being used. As of now the only way to boot an MCP79 chipset Mac in AHCI mode is by booting OS X.
  12. I have always preferred integrating drivers into the install disc (like nLite) when using XP, but I have not tried it on a Mac using AHCI Enabler. I think you should be able to make that work and I'm interested to hear how it goes when you get your Mac Pro. As far as Blu Ray goes, I think you have to be in AHCI mode for that to work. I've never tried it, unfortunately. I recommend getting AHCI working first, then get the Blu Ray drive. If you can't get XP64 into AHCI mode you may have to settle for Vista or 7.
  13. You shouldn't have any problems getting your new Mac Pro into AHCI mode from a hardware standpoint. Just use the AHCI Enabler program and it will take care of modifying your MBR to enable AHCI mode. The thing I can't say for sure is if you will be able to get XP64 working with the proper drivers needed to take advantage of AHCI. I have never tried that configuration, but I have heard of others getting AHCI working in XP64 on other computers so it should be possible on the Mac Pro. Let us know when you get the computer and we will see how it works. Feel free to ask here if you run into any problems!
  14. This fix will not work on your machine because you have the MCP79 chipset, but all is not lost for you. This fix only enables the AHCI mode while in Windows and does not prevent or enable installing any specific version of Windows on your Mac. I was not able to pull up the link you posted, but I can tell you that I have definitely installed Vista 64 on a 'Mid 2009' MacBook Pro in the past. I'm not sure what version of the BootCamp drivers are required for installing Vista 64, but I know they exist. You may have to pick up a Snow Leopard disc if your computer did not ship with one in order to get the drivers (unless they can be downloaded somewhere, back me up on this someone). At any rate, if you use the BootCamp assistant to install Vista 64 and just follow the instructions it will be very difficult to mess up anything on your computer. You will not be able to have AHCI mode while in Windows, but this is of little significance unless you use a fast SSD. Let me know if you need more info. CK
  15. I forgot about the EFI 2.x problem... I think if you were able to get DUET working it would be booting after the BIOS layer and so would not help here, but I could be wrong. I suspect we are SOL on EFI 2.x for now, meaning we have to boot Windows the old-fashioned way.