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SATA driver needed for new OS installation?

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#1 anonalchemist


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:33 AM

Hello, I installed Windows 7 and I'm in the process of installing drivers from my motherboard's manufacturing website. I have a P5QE mobo (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5QE/#support) I already boot in AHCI mode.

I have already installed the following 4 items from the site:

Under the Audio Section: SoundMAX 2000B Audio Driver V6.10.2.6585 for Windows 64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the Chipset Section: Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility V9.1.1.1019 for Windows 32/64bit XP & 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the LAN section: Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver V11.10.5.3 for 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Under the SATA section: Marvell 6121 SATA Driver V1.2.0.69 for 32/64bit Windows7.

I noticed that there is another download under the "SATA" section.
This download contains the items:
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Driver V8.9.0.1023 for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.(WHQL)
Intel® AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7.

Do I need this download? I do not run in RAID.
Also, I've heard that IMSM causes windows issues like disabling windows updates (https://communities.intel.com/thread/29057)

Also, are there any other drivers I should be installing (I've already installed my video card one, and all available windows updates). I also did not install my chipset driver first (it was the second driver I installed). Would not installing the chipset one first be an issue?

Thanks in advance!


*Edit: I also have this already in my device manager


Not sure if this means I don't need the driver in question though.

Edited by anonalchemist, 20 January 2014 - 01:12 AM.

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#2 Greg62702


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:33 AM

You can if you want.  Windows 7 should load them if it recognizes the chipset.  If not, place that driver along with the others on a USB Pendrive, so you can load them after you are done installing the OS.

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