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Installing ssd into an old laptop

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March 13, 2012 10:35:16 AM

hi,i got asus a8jr laptop which when launched shocked everyone since its equipped with radeon x 2300.have been serving me for 6 years the hdd is dead.i would like to replace it with ssd,corsair force gt 60 gb to be exact.but during my research i cant find any option inside the bios to change ide to ahci.my question is:
-is it possible to turn on the ahci setting through registry?
-is trim still supported,since afaik corsair embed the trim capability inside the firmware?
-in percentage how much i would get the incresing in performance,is it worthed than buying a netbook?
-how much impact to the performance by keep the sata setting in ide?
Thanks

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March 13, 2012 11:14:19 AM

AHCI depends on your SATA controller. If you don't have it, you don't have it.

TRIM needs the OS to support it.

It will load OS, games and program faster but that's it. Won't really have an effect on game's framerate or performance issue due to insufficient CPU, RAM and GPU.

Not so much on the seek time and random read/write, but sequential read/write will be hit big time.
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March 13, 2012 11:20:53 AM

i found in wikipedia that my laptop sata controller support ahci,it was ich 7m,cant find it inside the bios though.so by installing win7 i will be able to activate trim regardless my sata controller(ide/ahci)
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March 13, 2012 11:34:53 AM

Can you post screen of the bios?
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March 13, 2012 11:55:45 AM

unfortunaly i cant.my bro took it to the shop.only to find the hdd is busted and havent retrieve it yet
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March 13, 2012 2:12:11 PM

what to do then,shall i stick with ordinary hdd or switch to ssd?
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