2.3.5 SATA Configuration Asus prime Asus M3A78

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Type [Auto]

Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the appropriate 

IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select 

[ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. 

Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]

This item does not appear when you select the SATA 1/2/3/4/5/6 devices. 

LBA/Large Mode [Auto]

Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the device 

supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. 

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]

Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data transfer from 

and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer 

feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector 

at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

PIO Mode [Auto]

Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]

DMA Mode [Auto]

Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]

SMART Monitoring [Auto]

Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. 

Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]

32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]

Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]


SATA Configuration

This menu allows you to configure the SATA devices.

OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]

Enables or disables the OnChip SATA Channel. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

OnChip SATA Type [SATA]

Allows you to select the SATA type. Configuration options: [SATA] [RAID] [AHCI]

When SATA is configured as [AHCI] in BIOS, only SATA port 1-4 can be detected. Ensure 

to install the AHCI driver to detect.