Last storage driver for every intel - amd ICH7 up to RST 11th gen from intel fix not recognised hdd

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by pm67310, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Addicted

    Sep 6, 2011
    #1 pm67310, Oct 9, 2021
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2021 at 14:06
  2. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Even on AMD site they recommend to not use their AHCI driver but if it helps anyone...
  3. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Senior Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    I strongly discourage anyone to use legacy amd AHCI drivers on windows 10 or above. They lack TRIM support and I've seen cases of BSODs after installing the driver.
    Same for old nforce, asmedia, jmicron and marvell controllers. Just keep the stock msahci drivers or you might lose TRIM support. If you are using Windows 7 or lower, try to not use the generic ahci driver.
    Regarding the intel drivers, I don't recommend any of the ones that you've posted

    For ICH7, ICH9 and ICH10 use
    For ICH8 use
    For ICH9R use
    For the 1st 2nd and 3rd gen intel core cpus/chipsets, use
    For X79 or 3rd gen desktop intel cpu use
    For 4th and 5th gen use
    For 6th and 7th gen use
    Newer hardware: use the latest available driver
    Note: stock MSAHCI drivers work just fine. This might give you a small performance boost if you use an SSD (mostly noticeable on benchmarks)
    For more info, check win-raid forums. You'll find there download links and performance benchmarks for various systems
  4. spedia

    spedia MDL Senior Member

    Jul 13, 2009
    Strange but true: the MS AHCI drivers can be better and stabler.