This is a response to user's jvorback's question regarding SATA HDD Driver for Tecra M9 way back in '07

I found this driver in toshiba website ACHI XP F6 Install Tool for Windows XP http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/askIris.jsp. It works on most Toshiba laptops and Desktops including M9. here is another link just in case http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/driver_ahci_install_27415A.exe.



From jvorback

Our company has recently changed to the Tecra M9 as its standard notebook. This apparently has a new SATA set-up that's different from previous Tecras. It shipped with Windows Vista, but I want to install Win XP on it. As per previous models, I press F6 during the Windows set-up and put my existing Toshiba SATA floppy disk in a USB floppy drive. No good, blue screen of death requiring me to unplug and pull the battery out to start again.

OK, so I need a new SATA disk for this model to install during the Windows set-up. Can I find this software anywhere? No. It's not listed on any of Toshiba's sites around the world. Plenty of drivers for display, sound etc. but none for this. I tried asking 'Iris' (Toshiba's black, white and yellow, non demominal 'helper') but she wasn't very helpful, only letting me choose from a bunch of pre-existing questions that didn't contain any answer to this issue. Why Toshiba would make a major change to their HDD set-up, but not post a driver anywhere obvious, is beyond me. :-[

I'm really hoping that one of you guys could point me in the right direction before I knock myself out by hitting my head against a brick wall too many times!

Thanks heaps for your help,
John.