I got a ASUS P5Q Deluxe MB. My XP Harddisk(WD6400AACS-00G and the other one also) is installed on IDE emulation.
I found out that this far from the best config although i do get 90mb/sec(Crystal Mark read Seq.)
Me want's MORE.
So i got myself a redhot INTEL SSD320 160GB.
Now that im all fired up i plan to also goto Win7 64 on this SSD drive.
I will also install a new Harddisk a WD20EARS 2 TB for storage.
This one is a Advanced format drive to please Win7
Qestion1: After i disconnect my current HD's and change bios to AHCI sata and connect and install Win7 to the SSD, will i then be able to connect the sata HD's and read the data on my "old"
XP Harddisk(WD6400AACS-00G? It is partioned into C: and D: and a unused Linux part.
Im aware that the XP operating system will not work if i change to AHCI but will i be able to read the datafiles off it like myDocs.(yes they are backuped)
At the moment i got 2 HDdrives: XP Harddisk(WD6400AACS-00G) and another older harddrive WD2500JS-60MHB(250GB)
Qestion2:Will i be able to read/write to the WD2500JS-60MHB after i set bios to AHCI and install win7 on the SSD?
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no, i think if you change the controller from ide to ahci you will need to reformat all the drives.
He is doing a clean install of Win 7. As long as his bios is set to AHCI before he install windows, windows will have the necessary AHCI drivers installed to access all the drives. Switching from IDE to AHCI after the OS is installed takes a little more effort.
Its a new installation on the SSD and a new operating system(win7;64).
I was asked to make an account at the win7 istallation this accound has not been "seen" by the older drives. So no its not the same account as in XP.
The troubled drive did not have any special permissions, that i recall.
It's kind of wierd. When i left click on the drive i get "the location is not available"
When i go into properties/sequrity it says i need administator user with permission to wiev objects sequrity. properties
I click the continue button and my new account is there and in a listbox below
is the Permissions : Full control,Modify,Read&execute and all the others.
All allow checkboxes are ticked . But they are kind of greyish compared to
when i do the same on a drive that i dont have this problem with.
I wonder what significance this greying has since i can untick and tick them.
One exeption is the Special Permission but i assume(guessing) it is not relevant.
Im not so familiar with permissions in win XP or Win7 .
Since the 2 other HD's did not have anny major problems going from IDE to AHCI i assume that that isnt likely the issue. But this HD is the oldest and does NOT have the same support in the firmware like AAM and NCQ.