I'm a happy owner of your Y510 IdeaPad. I just wanted to ask what web page does Lenovo offer the AHCI Storage driver to enable the following SATA Storage Controller on the system board for my Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 laptop?
I'm asking because as many Y510 users who install XP will need to have these SATA Storage Controller drivers if they want to support higher speeds, hot-plugging and native command queuing (NCQ).
I see Lenovo does provide the following AHCI drivers for ThinkPad found here:
Also, it would be helpful to let everyone know what Lenovo Y510 models come with what system boards they have, regarding the SATA AHCI Controller driver needed for them.
I see the ThinkPad models are using Intel 82801GBM SATA AHCI Controller or the Intel 82801HEM/HBM SATA AHCI Controller as noted above from the URL.
How do I check my Y510 to find out what Intel SATA AHCI Controller is required here?
Some clarification would be helpful. Thanks in advance for any support and help here.
Also wouldn't another method here be to create a slipstreamed XP install disc with the Intel Matrix Storage Manager drivers? And how does someone know which of the many Intel Matrix Storage Manager drivers should be slipstreamed for the Y510 AHCI SATA Controller driver here?
And how many different models of the Lenovo Y510 use different system boards? Thinking there are at least two, because, some were advertised with a 800MHz FSB right?
Reading the FAQ could answer some your questions. Also, I suggest that different motherboards are in different models, since I'm told there're even coloured different - there're green and brown motherboards. Brown I've seen myself - those are ASUS, green are not familiar to me. Then, NCQ is not a driver-software feature. It is a hardware HDD ability to optimise heads movement traectory to speed up the read/write process. So, no driver is needed to activate. It will work iven in DOS. AHCI driver is inside chipset driver. Also you can slipstream it. Read the FAQ please. HTH
"Thanks so much for the quick response" and for helping to locate the Lenovo webpage to which I was able to download the Intel 965M chipset which contains the AHCI driver so I could slipstream this into the XP SP3 installation CD.
It will also be very useful to add this AHCI driver to Acronis Universal Restore feature as well.
And for those who find slipstreaming a bit difficult, you can download the FREE software application called nLite at: www.nliteos.com
nLite version 1.4.5 supports XP Service Pack 3.
I'm not sure why Lenovo's website is no longer displaying the Lenovo Y510 Mfr. Part #59013272 (LEN Y510-6)availability option? This was the faster T8100 2.1GHz model using the 800MHz FSB, along with the larger 250GB HDD and 802.11.a/b/g/n wireless connectivity (Intel PRO/Wireless 4965).