Solved Sata 3 addon card question Tags: SSD Sata Storage Last response: July 10, 2012 4:45 PM in Storage Share humphreybot 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? More about : sata addon card question | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution smorizio July 10, 2012 4:39:39 PM 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. | Report abuse Dereck47 Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse humphreybot July 10, 2012 4:45:23 PM thanks for the quick replies | Report abuse humphreybot July 10, 2012 4:45:39 PM Best answer selected by humphreybot. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Sata 3 addon card question> Related ressources: ForumSATA3 Addon Cards ForumASUS P7P55D-E PRO VS ASUS P7P55D PRO + U 3 S6 addon card ForumSATA Ports with add-on card and speed ForumAdd-on SATA-3 Controller/SSD Recommendations ForumASUS Model U 3 S6 USB 3 .0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card ForumWhy I will never buy another Retail Add-on Aircraft... ForumAdd-on PCI to SATA vs SATA Controller ForumUpgrade to motherboard with SATA 3 or get PCI addon ? ForumAdd-On Card with Internal USB Connector? ForumSata 3 Add on card ? ForumExtra PCIe card for SATA3 , good or bad? ForumPCI to SATA add-on card Forum1156 MB USB 3.0/SATA 3 bandwith question again ForumMy computer is saying that there is a hard disk failure ForumBest SATA 3 SSD For SATA 2 Board? ForumSata 3 seagate speed problem ForumSATA 3 SSD on SATA 2 Board Forum[Solved] 320GB 7200rpm Sata 3G HDD scores 7.4??? Forum[Solved] Really quick question (SVP200S3/120G) Forum[Solved] Buying HD question: Should I get an SSD? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !