Should I use AHCI ? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Storage Last response: June 7, 2010 5:35 PM in Storage Share welliam June 5, 2010 7:46:43 PM Hello, I have 1 tera wd black and I already installed win 7 64bit, should I use AHCI ? I am afraid that it may corrupt my HDD thanks More about : ahci sub mesa a c 126 G Storage June 5, 2010 9:42:48 PM AHCI doesn't corrupt your HDD; why would it? To switch from IDE legacy emulation mode to AHCI Serial ATA mode you would need a registry tweak; google on that. After you changed the registry item, you can enter BIOS, enable AHCI, and boot back in Windows. welliam June 6, 2010 12:19:22 AM I read here that someone suffer from that, thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rodmanlab June 7, 2010 5:35:17 PM I highly recommend that you backup your system, change the BIOS settings to AHCI - compatible mode (as far as I understand, "enhanced mode" is for IDE drives) and re-install your OS ... easiest and safest way to go. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What should i use RAID Autodetect / AHCI or RAID Autodetect / ATA??? Forum Should I install the AHCI enabled RAID driver during Windows install? Forum Switch SSD to an onboard-devices eSata port just to use AHCI ? Forum AHCI : should I or shouldn't I? Forum Cannot use MB RAID or SSD will not boot in AHCI . HELP!!! Forum SSD uses AHCI , HDD uses IDE and the BIOS won't recognise either drive Forum Use AHCI or IDE on new Win 7 build with HD Forum Can i use esata without enabling ahci ??? Forum How to insert a sata hdd on a system using ide or ahci Forum Can't use ssd in AHCI mode-->Only in IDE Forum SSD and SATA fake-RAID combo - no AHCI Forum Ahci versus raid in Windows 8 bios/HP p7 1414 Forum AHCI port0 device error Forum Running SSD without AHCI ? Forum Difference between IDE and AHCI ? Forum How to change back to IDE from AHCI ? Forum Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vertex Forum Which Hard Drive should I buy from this shop? Forum AHCI or Raid 0 Forum [Solved] What drive should I choose? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !