Moving from IDE to AHCI Tags: Hard Drives Windows 7 SATA Storage N0Spin November 26, 2012 7:55:33 PM Hey Everyone, I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium on a new blank SATA hard drive which I had formatted using the default settings under Windows XP Disk Management. Prior to installing Windows 7 on this PC, I disconnected my other SATA hard drives to preclude any issues during formatting/installation. What I would like to know is whether changing the BIOS disk access mode from IDE to AHCI will impact my ability to access my old hard drives (once I reconnect them)? Thank you. More about : moving ide ahci Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumMoving from IDE to AHCI ForumHow to change back to IDE from AHCI ? ForumShould ssd be set to ahci or ide ForumShould ssd be set to ahci or ide ForumWin 7 IDE to AHCI : nothing works! ForumAhci versus ide ForumAHCI freezing over IDE and a couple general HD questions ForumMoving Hard drives into AHCI configured system - Any issue ? ForumCan't change default My Docs location - SSD/ AHCI primary + HDD/ IDE ForumHDD transplant from old system to new. questions- 32-bit IDE to 64-bit AHCI ? ForumIDE or AHCI for SSD's ForumWindows 7 can't booting on AHCI but can on IDE Forum"Long delays", even after switching from IDE to AHCI ForumSSD in AHCI after Windows is installed, with User Data on IDE HDD ForumSwitched from IDE to AHCI and now Win7 x64 wont Sleep ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumMoving a windows installation between hard drives ForumConverting a single hard drive with a RAID controller to IDE ForumConverting a single hard drive with a RAID controller to IDE ForumConverting a single hard drive with a RAID controller to IDE More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !