Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit) - Notebook
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Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows
581.6 KB Nov 2013
README for Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows
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This package installs the software (Intel AHCI driver) to enable the following device.

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
ntel(R) SATA Controller AHCI Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller


Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed


Supported Systems
  • Lenovo B480, B490, B580, B590
  • Lenovo E49
  • Lenovo M490
  • Lenovo V480, V480c, V480s, V580, V580c
  • ThinkPad Edge E330, Edge L330
  • Zhaoyang K29, K49, E49
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
Summary of Changes


  • < > Version number
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function


  • (New) Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  • (Fix) Fixed a solid issue that ODD Power state can't "Awake" when pressing Eject button after S4.


  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where is related to Windows OA3 Activation.


  • (New) Initial release for Windows 8 64-bit.

Please refer to the README file in the attachment table for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

Installation Instructions


  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Windows 8 64bit]

To update the driver, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start Windows win8 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance, then click System.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  6. Right-click
    "Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) 7 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) 7 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller" or
    "Inter(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller" and then select Update Driver Software...
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Browse..., then select the driver location and then click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.
Determining which version is installed
  1. Press Win+X.
  2. Press M to open Device Manager.
  3. At the popup window left, click Device.
  4. Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
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4. Technical Support Call Centre

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