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Flipsi
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Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Hello.

I recently bought a used Lenovo Yoga 720-13ikb and now i want to set it up for dual boot. Sadly Arch linux won't work with the sata controller set to raid so I want to set it to ahci. I know that this normally works without me having to do a fresh install of windows 10, but somehow when I try to change the controller mode in the bios settings a message pops up saying:"all existing data stored on the drivers will be erase when resetting Controller mode.". Does this actually format the drive? Will my warranty be void if I do that?

flintstone99
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Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Hi,

 

have a 720-15 and switched from RAID to SATA. Nothing was formatted. You just need to boot into safe mode to force windows to load the right driver.

Cannot comment warranty, allthough changing a BIOS setting should not void it....

Flipsi
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Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Hi, 

I have tried it and it worked perfectly.

Thank you for the support Smiley Happy

KJang
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Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

How long did the safe mode take to recover the system?

I got Yoga 720 13" and changed the SATA controller from RAID to AHCI in the BIOS.

Now I have been seeing 'Preparing Automatic Repair' screen more than 20 minutes.

I'm afraid that I've got in a big trouble.

flintstone99
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Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Hi,

 

did not measure it, but max 1-2 minutes.....

mikehoopes
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Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

What is “the right driver”, do I need to download it, and if so, where?

 

Thanks!

 

Mike

flintstone99
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Message 7 of 7

Re: Changing SATA Controller mode on Yoga 720

Hi,

Samsung NVMe driver version 2.2.0.1703.

Do not remmeber where I downloaded it...

 

regards

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