ATA/ATAPI: IDE Channel and ATA Channel

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Henrik, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Henrik

    Henrik Guest

    I have a laptop which was pre-installed with Vista Business 32-bit. At that
    time, the IDE ATA/ATAPI controlls in the device manager showed the driver for
    the channels as two ATA Channel 0 and two ATA Channel 1.
    I have now reinstalled with Vista Ultimate 64-bit. Now these channels
    instead are shown only as four IDE Channels.
    The drivers are currently standard Microsoft drivers, and I'm pretty sure
    they also were that before.

    I have installed all Intels drivers for the different controllers, but that
    had no impact on the channels drivers. I have also tried the built in
    auto-update for the drivers on the channels, but Windows say that are correct
    and up-to-date.

    As it would appear, both the current drivers and the previous listed as
    ATA-channels both came from ATAPI.sys.

    I can't figure out if this would have any impact on stability or performance
    for the channels?

    Is there anyone that can confirm that these drivers are OK, or should it
    rather be the "ATA Channel" instead?

    Thanks for any help!
    Henrik, Mar 27, 2008
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