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Dell Optiplex 3040 MT - In BIOS there is No option to select 'ATA' for SATA Operation!!! (Unable to deploy Windows 2008 Server Image in AHCI Mode)

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Dear Experts, 

I am unable to find 'ATA' option in dell optiplex 3040mt. Hence could not deploy Windows 2008 server image on it. 
In dell 3020 i can deploy the image using ATA mode.
 
Please advise how to enable 'ATA' option in Optiplex 3040 and install windows 2008 server.

Thanks!

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RE: Dell Optiplex 3040 MT - In BIOS there is No option to select 'ATA' for SATA Operation!!! (Unable to deploy Windows 2008 Server Image in AHCI Mode)

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HasanSk,

The option for ATA is located in the bios under SATA Operation under the Configuration heading. To enter the bios you would start the computer and tap the F2 key.

This option configures the operating mode of the integrated SATA hard drive controller. The settings are Disabled, ATA, AHCI, and RAID On.

Default Setting: RAID On.

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RE: Dell Optiplex 3040 MT - In BIOS there is No option to select 'ATA' for SATA Operation!!! (Unable to deploy Windows 2008 Server Image in AHCI Mode)

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Jesse There is no such option in 3040 because ATA mode is no longer supported.  The F6 drivers are REQUIRED for windows 7 or 8 or 10.   XP/VISTA aren't supported at all and will not install.

AHCI is the only option available in Modern Bios and chipsets.  

INTEL RST F6 drivers are REQUIRED for all advanced format 4k sector hard drives. Most all drives 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/

 



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HasanSk
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RE: Dell Optiplex 3040 MT - In BIOS there is No option to select 'ATA' for SATA Operation!!! (Unable to deploy Windows 2008 Server Image in AHCI Mode)

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Thank you SpeedStep for your feedback!

I will try and update you with the results.

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