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ICH8 2 port and 4 port SATA controllers 2820 and 2825

I have a hardware independent image that I am trying to deploy on an HP dc5700 desktop. I need to find SATA drivers for the deployment. So far, I have only found drivers embedded in the chipset installation for the motherboard. However, this does not provide me with all of the files I want. The chipset only gives me the .inf and the .cat. I want the iaAHCI.cat, iaAHCI.inf, iaStor.cat, iaStor.inf, iaStor.sys, and TXTSETUP.OEM file. For some reason, the SATA driver roll-up from Intel does not work for the hardware independent deployment even though it works with Windows PE. I have not had this problem with other models. That SATA controller seems to be a little unique on this computer model.

In device manager, the names of the controllers appear as below:
Intel® ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller – 2825
Intel® ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller – 2820

The hardware ID’s are as below:

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  1. jdseymour1978
    March 8th, 2012 at 10:49 | #1

    You don’t need the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) AHCI/RAID drivers for the DC5700 as it only supports IDE emulation mode. Basically this model and its’ successor (the DC5800) were given the basic Intel ICH8/9 southbridge, rather than the 8M/8R/9M/9R which support AHCI mode.

    The basic Intel chipset drivers should be all you need but there are some additional steps when building an image to work with AHCI and IDE models.

    Extract (using Expand.exe) atapi.sys and intelide.sys from Driver.cab in C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\
    Extract (using Expand.exe) pciide.sys and pciidex.sys from SP3.cab in C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\

    Create mergeide.reg from the following Microsoft KB and import it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314082

    In your unattend.txt/winnt.sif/unattended script include the following lines in your
    [MassStorageDrivers] section in addition to your SATA drivers.

    “IDE CD-ROM (ATAPI 1.2)/PCI IDE Controller”=”RETAIL”

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