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  1. Hi Guys Thanks ever so much for sharing your conclusions so far. I've been wanting to do this for a while, having just upgraded my old sony 2x bd-re optical PATA drive for a new Pioneer SATA 8x BD-RE drive, whilst retaining the use of my existing 4 sata hard drives. So, much the same as the rest of you. I'd like to get the NCQ etc benefits of using AHCI, but frankly am mostly interested in just getting the other 2 SATA ports up and running, so am willing to put back the need to do the MBR changes - although I'm keen to be a guinea pig for you to test the simplified steps you're trying to work out. Note in my case, I have a 2007 Mac Pro (the original?) with only Vista x64 installed. I've got the SATA drive with MacOSX sat on a shelf, but I cannot dual boot. I've followed your second post, Johnsock, up to step 5, quoted below, but am not seeing the 2 optical drives I have attached to SATA 5 and 6 showing anywhere. So I guess I've done something wrong -- or should I not expect to see them or the ports until I've updated the MBR? It looked from your description that I should see them at step 5, but maybe I'm wrong.