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Intel SATA controller AHCI driver for Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - ThinkPad L420, L421, L520, X121e, Edge E120, E320

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Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver
exe
560.6 KB
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
10.5.0.1026
8/8/2011
README for Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver
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Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
10.5.0.1026
8/8/2011

This package installs the software (AHCI driver) to enable the following device.

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
Intel SATA controller Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller


Note:
- If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.  

 

Contents
Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Notes
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported Systems

Supported ThinkPad systems:

  • L420, L421
  • L520
  • Edge E120
  • Edge E320
  • X121e, X130e
Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit

Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which Operating Systems.

Support device:

  • Intel SATA Controller
Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 10.5.0.1026

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang with a blue screen error after resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state.

Version 10.1.0.1008

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X121e,Edge E120,Edge E320.

Version 10.5.0.1046

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad L421.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad L420,L520.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

The following versions have been released to date.

Package Rev Rev
Issue Date
10.5.0.1026 02 2011/12/01
10.5.0.1026
01
2011/07/07
10.1.0.1008
01
2011/06/14
10.0.0.1046
02
2011/03/18
10.0.0.1046
01
2011/03/10

Note: Revision number (Rev.) is for administrative purpose of this README document and is not related to software version. There is no need to upgrade this software when the revision number changes.

To check the version of software, refer to the Determining which version is Installed section.

Notes
  • Windows XP preload-based computer will cause a Blue Screen error when the setting of the [Config]-[Serial SATA] option in BIOS Setup Utility is changed from 'AHCI' (default) to 'Compatible'. Stay the AHCI mode if your computer is Windows XP preloaded.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later is required before installing this software on Windows XP.
  • 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 Determining Which BIOS Version is Installed section.
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 Save.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click Save. 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.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in step 9.
  7. Uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to complete extraction.

Delete the file saved in the step 4.

[Update or clean install for Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, then click Properties. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices.
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel&reg; Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Click the Driver tab, then click Update Driver Software...
  6. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Click Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.

Unattended Install

Not supported.

Determining which Version is Installed
  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

 


  • Alias ID: MIGR-77106, MIGR-77106-KR
  • Document ID:DS013552
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014
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