Your link to the Intel ACHI drivers seemed to be applicable to three Intel Server boards. Would the driver also work for my DH57JG board?
It would, but unfortunately I did a quick search and did not actually find the latest driver. The truth is that Intel's website went through an unfortunate makeover about 5 years ago that was probably the *worst* website re-design in history. From a site where everything could easily, consistently and accurately be found via a distinct menu heirarchy it changed to a "search" based site with a completely flawed search engine that often gives irregular or inaccurate results and makes it virtually impossible to find what you are really looking for.
For example if you find the support page for your DH57JG motherboard
and click on the "Latest BIOS and driver updates
" it fails completely and does not find anything. If you manage to manually find the actual driver page for the DH57JG motherboard
it doesn't list *any* of the Intel RST drivers.
If you find the page listing all of the Intel RST drivers
it doesn't make clear which drivers are for which chipsets, and it also doesn't even have the latest versions of the drivers that are offered.
For example, the latest RST drivers that support the 5x series chipsets are the version 12.x drivers, the latest of which Intel currently shows as 22.214.171.1241
. However I was able to find and download an even later version 126.96.36.1990
from HP, which was of course provided to HP by Intel. Note *that* is currently the latest Intel RST driver available supporting your chipset.
Because Intel and many other companies have become so inefficient in providing drivers I have found what I believe to be the best online driver resource, Station-Drivers
. I often use this site if I want to quickly find the latest drivers for a given chipset or component as they simply aggregate the latest drivers from everywhere possible.
I set the disk back to Basic but left it as GPT as you recommended. I didn't have any partitions created on the 4 Tb drive but I think I'll dBan it just to make sure I start off clean.
Note that the act of "Initializing" is what actually creates the MBR or GPT boot sectors. The act of partitioning only fills in data in the MBR or GPT boot sector already present. Scott.