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December 4, 2012 3:30:30 PM

I'm using an intel Dx58so motherboard with a single SSD and a single storage drive.

My bios has been set to the RAID chipset sata mode because I used to have an SSD and a RAID5 storage array.

My question is, now that i am not running a RAID, is there any benefit to switching over to AHCI or IDE mode? Would my comp post faster in either of the alternative settings?

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December 4, 2012 9:08:01 PM

Ahci is a subset of raid, in other words if your ssd/hdd is not in a raid, they are in ahci with raid being set. Switching to ahci may help if your pc shows a raid screen when starting. With it off, it shouldn't go to that screen but that is only a second or so. Switching between ide and ahci may cause boot issues where you would then need to change it back.
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December 4, 2012 11:07:47 PM

thanks I'll try AHCI to avoid the RAID post and if that doesn't load up I'll know why. Thank you.
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December 5, 2012 4:37:26 PM

Best answer selected by nate714.
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December 5, 2012 4:37:52 PM

I had to stay in RAID, AHCI would start loading windows and BSOD. Thanks for the help.
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December 6, 2012 7:21:09 AM

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