ZIP, depending on you using 32 or 64 bits, at the Intel site. TP61 is a great machine, even if old. If I install it now and activate TurboDrive, it will crash me during boot, claiming hardware problem. Is there a performance or stability concern with using the standard windows driver? You sure made my day. Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. If the Ready Drive is active you are OK.

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And it appears that my disk copy performs a bit faster, but that might just be my imagination now. Message 8 of Not sure if v: There are some peoples that prefer it to even many new ones.

Although it would be ahcii noting that I did make a switch from Compatability mode to AHCI mode after the windows install.

Well just in case anyone else mistakenly installs this driver and then can’t use windows update will know why. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Please do NOT send private messages since I won’t be able to read them. I use a floppy but not every body has one any more. I am using V: With the new drivers everything is running just fine again.


T61P Windows 7 Matrix AHCI

Forums Knowledge Base Blogs. I had spend quite some time reading about it, trying things that people mentioned, running a fix program from MS, but it just did not fix it.

So thanks again for you post and providing the replacement driver name. After that reboot and forget about this problem ever existed. Perhaps the standard driver is just fine.

t61; Message 5 of I was having the same problem and was already looking for a solution on the internet for a while. Which prompted the install of the intel matrix driver.

Less so with the Intel driver installed it seems.

Thanks you very much for your post, it solved the problem on my T I’v hade the exact same problem. I’m having an issue with the Intel Matrix Storage Mananger driver v 8. Cheers, George In daily use: You sure made my day. Message 6 of Register Sign In Help. I’ve tried other work arounds besides the driver itself to get windows update working but the only way I’ve been able to fix windows update was to roll back to the standard driver. Message 4 of But for those using SSD’s might have problems.


The size of my HDD 1 TB and these newer drives using 4mb sectors or something instead of kb one person mentioned if you can confirm this please do so.

AHCI vs. Compatibility – Thinkpads Forum

And of course it did not occur to me to look for another driver name, the new one, thus, it got a bit frustrating. My current solution was to use the generic windows ACHI driver, which allows windows update to function normally. Ok that works for me.

Check your Turbo Console.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays. I’ve contemplated the idea of installing all my windows updates and then reinstalling the intel driver afterwards but that doesn’t seem like a stable solution.