The specification describes a system memory structure for computer hardware vendors to exchange data between host system memory and attached storage devices.
As of March 2014 Many SATA controllers offer selectable modes of operation: legacy Parallel ATA emulation, standard AHCI mode (also known as native mode), or vendor-specific RAID (which generally enables AHCI in order to take advantage of its capabilities).
You will get a message saying you do not have permission to save in this location.
# # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.Now navigate to the directory above and open the hosts file and make your changes.Note that this method for editing the Hosts file will not work.For the most part, it’s pretty much the same as Windows XP and Vista, but with a few extra hiccups!Just if case you don’t know, the Hosts file is where you can manually enter a hostname and an IP address pair, thereby bypassing the DNS server.Dragon Fly BSD based its AHCI implementation on Open BSD's and added extended features such as port multiplier support.I develop and manage my websites and need to edit my hosts file when I’m at certain locations to bypass DNS settings when testing new sites.That's it, this will allow you to edit the file in place in notepad and open the hosts file automatically. Thanks for the link to the MS page too, would've looked forever without that!Really annoying, even if you log into an administrator account you have to run Notepad explicitly as administrator. Tight security is good and all, but that's just annoying.1) Browse to Start - Open 5) Browse to "C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc" 6) Change the file filter drop down box from "Text Documents (*.txt)" to "All Files (*.*)" 7) Select "hosts" and click "Open" 8) Make the needed changes and close Notepad. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. Now if I could only find a way (if at all) to customize my Explorer toolbar (like I used to be able to in XP). Update, I figured it out, I was editing a copy of the hosts file in a separate directory (e.g. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.