The South Bridge menu allows you to change the PCH settings.
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
SATA Mode [IDE Mode]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
Serial-ATA Controller 0 [Enhanced]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller 0. Configuration options: [Disabled]
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enhanced]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller 1. Configuration options: [Disabled]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASUS V-Series P8H61E
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard
disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives
to use the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The
AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced
Serial ATA features that increases storage performance on
random workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize
the order of commands.