Caviar Black with IDE or AHCI? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar BIOS Storage Last response: October 24, 2012 6:18 PM in Storage Share expellite October 24, 2012 1:57:14 PM Hi everybody! I've got a question. I have a WD Caviar Black 1Tb SATA3 Disk and BIOS shows that it's based on IDE. But there's a AHCI option available. What is the difference between IDE and AHCI? Do I need to enable AHCI? More about : caviar black ide ahci tomatthe a b G Storage October 24, 2012 2:25:29 PM http://www.diffen.com/difference/AHCI_vs_IDE Use ahci, but if your os is running off that drive don't just switch it to ahci, you will need to make some changes to your system beforehand. m 0 l Anonymous October 24, 2012 5:59:10 PM personally i run my drives in single drive raid m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer expellite October 24, 2012 6:18:31 PM So what do you suggest? Do I need to enable this option? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Single WD1002FAEX caviar black - AHCI or IDE? Forum SolvedConverting SATA ports IDE to AHCI BIOS help Forum Solved(SSD Owner) BIOS switched from AHCI to IDE after a button restart and won't revert. Forum SolvedSwitching SSD from IDE to AHCI mode? How do I do it? Forum SolvedIs AHCI enabled!?! BIOS calls my SSD "IDE:" Forum SolvedI couldn't install Win 7 to SSD in AHCI mode, can i go with IDE mode safely? Forum SolvedPut an IDE drive in an AHCI system Forum SolvedMy Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB capacity does not change even when put some files on it !! Forum SolvedAHCI vs IDE Forum SolvedDifference with this two WD Caviar Black 1 TB drives Forum SolvedWD Caviar Black Drive Constantly disconnecting? Forum Solvedhow i can change the ide mode to ahci mode om installed windows xp gigabyte GA-H87-HD3 Motherbord Forum SolvedHow to enable IDE and AHCI on AsRock Z87 Extreme6? Forum SolvedSSD, IDE to AHCI After OS Install Forum SolvedAHCI or IDE for my 2 HDD's ? Forum SolvedNeed a question answered about switching from IDE to AHCI on my SSD drive. Forum SolvedCaviar Black vs Caviar Blue vs Seagate Barracuda 1TB Forum SolvedWD caviar blue vs WD caviar black, will it make a big difference? (Gaming) Forum SolvedCaviar Black and Blue difference Forum SolvedMove IDE drive to AHCI system Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !