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Should I use AHCI ?

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June 5, 2010 7:46:43 PM

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


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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.
June 6, 2010 12:19:22 AM

I read here that someone suffer from that,

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.