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June 17, 2012 12:28:20 AM

I'm planning to buy an SSD and I've heard you need to change the bios settings to AHCI mode before (or after?) installing Windows 7 in the SSD. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find this AHCI mode, I'm not sure either if my MB supports it. So I've taken some photos when exploring the BIOS Setting and please take a loot at it.

http://s958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/kevzz010/?actio...
http://s958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/kevzz010/?actio...!oZZ3QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs958.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae65%2Fkevzz010%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DPhoto1259.jpg

These are the settings that I've found when I enabled RAID

http://s958.photobucket.com/albums/ae65/kevzz010/?actio...!oZZ2QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs958.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fae65%2Fkevzz010%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DPhoto1260.jpg

As you can see there isn't AHCI mode or whatever it is. Does this mean my MB does not support ACHI?

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:33:23 AM

Not all mobos have the AHCI as not all CPU's supports it.
June 17, 2012 12:35:37 AM

nikorr said:
Not all mobos have the AHCI as not all CPU's supports it.


Oh crap. So installing SSD is no good? My SSD is on its way and i didn't know about this. Sad, guess i'd have to buy an MB before installing my SSD
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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:36:36 AM

Its fine in the IDE : )

The difference would be only few %.
June 17, 2012 12:38:17 AM

nikorr said:
Its fine in the IDE : )

The difference would be only few %.


Oh well. Btw, should i enable raid?
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:39:31 AM

Do u want RAID?
June 17, 2012 12:40:41 AM

nikorr said:
Do u want RAID?


Well I'm not sure if it will increase the performance of my SSD. And btw, I'm gonna use a SATA3 PCIe ard for my SSD because my MB only supports SATA II

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:40:44 AM
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I don't think that u want to pair 2 drives, do u?

If it is just for the SSD, IDE mode is whats left and it is just fine.
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:41:55 AM

kevzz010 said:
Well I'm not sure if it will increase the performance of my SSD. And btw, I'm gonna use a SATA3 PCIe ard for my SSD because my MB only supports SATA II

What PCIE card?

Does it have the boot support?
June 17, 2012 12:44:26 AM

nikorr said:
What PCIE card?

Does it have the boot support?


Actually it is a cheap one. I'm not sure about the boot support. I've picked this one because there is a lot of good reviews about it. http://www.amazon.com/Crest-Port-SATA-PCI-Express-SY-PE...

I was thinking of buying the SATA3 PCIe Card from ASROCK but it's out of stock in newegg. There are some in ebays but it will cost like 40 bucks because the owners are out of the US
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:48:39 AM

Well, reading this post, it looks like it will boot fine : )

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5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, December 8, 2011
By mchapman - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: IO Crest 2 Port SATA III PCI-Express x1 Card (SY-PEX40039) (Personal Computers)
My Windows 7 x64 system boots fine from this card using a SATA 3 SSD. Much faster than my regular HD. I don't have any SATA 3 ports on my motherboard, just SATA 2. At first I plugged in my SSD into a SATA 2 port and it was faster than a regular HD but was not allowing the SSD it's full speed. This card was much cheaper and easier than replacing my MB. Speed tests showed about a 30% speed increase from the SATA 2 port on my MB. Great buy.
June 17, 2012 12:51:49 AM

nikorr said:
Well, reading this post, it looks like it will boot fine : )

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5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, December 8, 2011
By mchapman - See all my reviews
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: IO Crest 2 Port SATA III PCI-Express x1 Card (SY-PEX40039) (Personal Computers)
My Windows 7 x64 system boots fine from this card using a SATA 3 SSD. Much faster than my regular HD. I don't have any SATA 3 ports on my motherboard, just SATA 2. At first I plugged in my SSD into a SATA 2 port and it was faster than a regular HD but was not allowing the SSD it's full speed. This card was much cheaper and easier than replacing my MB. Speed tests showed about a 30% speed increase from the SATA 2 port on my MB. Great buy.



So do i need any changes in BIOS Settings after installing SSD? Or should i just keep it in default settings?
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 12:57:00 AM

It may work right out of the box.

Do u have a Win7?
June 17, 2012 1:20:43 AM

nikorr said:
It may work right out of the box.

Do u have a Win7?


Yes I have windows 7. I'm getting an SSD for gaming, like Diablo 3 coz loading takes pretty long because my hard drive is in the verge of death I think.

Btw, this is my motherboard version NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE
June 17, 2012 2:11:07 AM

nikorr said:
Its fine in the IDE : )

The difference would be only few %.



Hi,
same here, cant enable ahci mode in bios, running ocz vertex2 60gb in ide mode. As ssd benchmark score 154, shame.....
June 17, 2012 2:52:55 AM

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a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 5:39:18 AM

jammie0077 said:
Hi,
same here, cant enable ahci mode in bios, running ocz vertex2 60gb in ide mode. As ssd benchmark score 154, shame.....

What is your mobo jammie0077?
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 5:40:00 AM

Good luck kevzz010 : )
a c 328 V Motherboard
June 17, 2012 10:33:28 AM

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