[Solved] Standard SATA AHCI Controller Driver Issue in Device Manager Windows 10
After upgrade from Windows 7, 8 to Windows 10, all the drivers will update including the SATA AHCI Controller to compatible with the new system. Updating SATA AHCI controller driver will make the Windows 10 system run faster. But sometimes, you will find this device changes to Standard SATA AHCI Controller below the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller, and your computer runs slow.
So how to solve the standard SATA AHCI controller error and update its driver will be more helpful for the computer speed.
What is AHCI?
AHCI is short for Advanced Host Controller Interface. The AHCI supports Windows Vista and the later system such as Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10. AHCI and IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) are two different modes for the internal hard drive storage controller. AHCI is faster than IDE and it support the new technologies such as hot plugging and native command queuing (NCQ). In BIOS OnChip SATA Type, choose the AHCI will be more effective than the IDE mode especially when you are using the SSD.
So if need, after upgrade the system to Windows 10, or you add a new hard drive to the motherboard, try to update the SATA AHCI controller driver will be necessary.
1. Open device manager.
2. Expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers tree and find the SATA AHCI Controller, sometimes, it is a Standard SATA AHCI controller.
3. Right-click Intel(R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA ACHI Controller or standard SATA AHCI controller, and choose the first option Update Driver Software from the context menu.
4. In the Update Driver software window, select the first option: Search automatically for update driver software to update the Intel SATA AHCI Controller driver.
After that, windows will automatically search the latest version of driver from the Internet especially Intel official site and install it for you automatically.
You can also use Driver Doctor to help you scan your computer for the new hard drive or update the Standard SATA AHCI driver.
After download and run this software, following these steps: Scan Now > Get Drivers.
After scan, you can see the Intel (R) 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller need to update.
Click Download button to download it.
After download finished, you can click Install button to install it. This is an Intel R Rapid Storage Technology.
After the installation finish, you need to restart the computer to make your updated SATA AHCI controller driver work.