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July 4, 2010 1:33:43 AM

I recently built a new computer with a OCZ 30 gig solid2 ssd
i installed as the first how to i found said to
install in ide mode because achi causes comm issues between controller and hd.
I have since seen that I can use achi
The drive works great the way it is what advantage is there using achi over ide.

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July 4, 2010 7:24:27 PM

Well It seems it works both ways midas well leave it the way it is.
More responsive then my i5 with raid 0 cav blacks.

cool stuff but 30 is a lil small
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July 9, 2010 2:44:56 AM

Grammar aside, set it to ACHI. Especially with a SSD! But changing it may require a OS reinstall!

Since you have an Intel based board, ACHI is needed for TRIM support, which I think the OCZ drive will use...
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July 9, 2010 2:52:35 AM

Actually acording to OCZ
with F/w 1.5 and above Trim and Garbage Collection is
Built into the firmware.
So either mode is fine.
Some people get better benchmarks with ACHI
so I have seen.

Also have read alot have no problem with ide so I keeping it
like that.


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July 9, 2010 3:05:34 AM

If you want switch to AHCI after you install windows then you don't need to reinstall OS, there is a simple registry tweak for it.
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July 9, 2010 6:50:06 PM

Sorry, but TRIM is part of Windows 7, it's a background application.

Garbage Collection is a program from OCZ that have to be run to use.

These are NOT part of the SSD drive, nor it's firmware.

And if you are good with the SATA ports set to IDE, it's your chioce.

Have a good lfe.
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July 16, 2010 12:05:12 AM

Actually what I should of said is the IDE driver is capable of running the trim commands
What I wasn't sure of if it actually was capable of it in IDE mode
But someone incorrectly answered.
ACHI isnt needed
Best thing is to read read read cause everyone is an expert.

still rockin
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