ICH9M-E/M option does not appear in the F6 menu during Windows install - ThinkPad R400, R500, T400, T500, W500, X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301
The Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller option is not listed when using F6 to install a third party mass storage controller driver during the initial Windows install. Instead, four options are listed:
Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH7MDH SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E SATA RAID Controller
Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller is required for all Montevina chipset systems with a S-ATA controller set to Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode.
The following ThinkPad systems running microsoft Windows Vista or XP may be affected by this symptom:
ThinkPad R400, R500
ThinkPad T400, T500
ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X301
While the option is not initially displayed, it is present. Use the arrow keys to scroll up through the list of available controller drivers. Once Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller is highlighted, press Enter to continue.