View Full Version : no CD Drive with SATA AHCI mode in BIOS and SPT communication in dbpoweramp

05-04-2008, 07:10 AM
My CD drive (Samsung SH-S203B) is not showing up in dbpoweramp with
communication set to "SCSI Pass Through (SPT)" on Windows Vista.
When I change communication to "Windows internal" it works, but I want to
be able to limit the drive speed during ripping, which is only possible
with "SPT".

Now, if I disable SATA AHCI mode to in the BIOS of my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R), I can use the CD drive with "SPT".

Why is the "SCSI Pass Through" communication mode not supported
for the SATA AHCI mode? Can this limitation be overcome?

05-04-2008, 10:26 AM
Have you tried "Run as administrator" when you start dbpoweramp, also have you installed the latest SATA driver from Gigabyte ?

05-04-2008, 03:49 PM
Thanks. Installing the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager did the trick. Now the drive is recognized by dbpoweramp with STP communication mode and SATA AHCI enabled in the BIOS.