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 127 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. m 0 l welliam June 6, 2010 12:19:22 AM I read here that someone suffer from that, thanks m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Should I use AHCI for Intel X25-M Forum What should i use RAID Autodetect / AHCI or RAID Autodetect / ATA??? Forum SolvedFormatting SSD to use AHCI when reinstalling windows Forum SolvedHow to use AHCI on pc bootup Forum SolvedExtremely slow SSD small-file read/write on new z87 comp. Best AHCI driver to use? Forum Use AHCI hard drive on IDE Windows 7 Laptop Forum SolvedUse both AHCI and IDE modes? Forum Motherboard settings question: How can my SATA settings use AHCI and RAID at the same time? Forum 2 drives, 1 AHCI only, 1 IDE only! Need both to use one or the other!!! Forum How can I use AHCI for SSD + RAID0 for HDDs? Forum SolvedCannot use MB RAID or SSD will not boot in AHCI. HELP!!! Forum SolvedShould I enable AHCI on my new build? It is set as IDE. Forum SolvedUse AHCI or IDE on new Win 7 build with HD Forum SolvedShould I install the AHCI enabled RAID driver during Windows install? Forum SolvedAre there performance penalties for using RAID when AHCI would work? Forum SolvedCan't use ssd in AHCI mode-->Only in IDE Forum SolvedIs Windows 8 using AHCI On my SSD?Help Please!!!!!!! Forum SolvedCannot get my Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD to boot-up using AHCI Mode - Please Help! Forum Is it necessary to enable AHCI for better performance using SSD? Forum AHCI and previously initialised SATA drives used for storage Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !