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Sata 3 addon card question

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July 10, 2012 4:36:40 PM

i would like to upgrade to ssd, but my MB doesnt support sata3. so my question is if i add a controller card (pcie) do i still need to enable ahci in the bios?

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a c 113 G Storage
July 10, 2012 4:39:39 PM
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humphreybot said:
i would like to upgrade to ssd, but my MB doesnt support sata3. so my question is if i add a controller card (pcie) do i still need to enable ahci in the bios?

no the add in card will control that if it a smart card it have it own bios menu that you would have to hit a keystroke to enter and turn it on.
a c 504 G Storage
July 10, 2012 4:42:27 PM

No, you don't need to enable AHCI. AHCI is a SATA port setting (mode).
It has no effect on a PCIe slot.
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July 10, 2012 4:45:23 PM

thanks for the quick replies
July 10, 2012 4:45:39 PM

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