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ACHI or IDE in bios for HDD

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January 27, 2012 8:45:06 PM

im confused if to set my HDD to ACHI i have it on IDE at the moment also i have a onboard option in bios that i can set to IDE or ACHI what do i have these on i am running a ssd and hdd drive

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January 27, 2012 8:49:16 PM

HDD=IDE
SSD=AHCI
SSD Caching=RAID
RAID=RAID
January 27, 2012 8:53:35 PM

You could change it to AHCI for NCQ support. I at least, changed mine.

Though you'll have to a little thing before you switch...there's a MS FixIt utility available...google it up, i can't remember what i did so...
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January 27, 2012 9:32:06 PM

for modern drives it is best to use AHCI mode, you will notice a pefromance improvement even on magnetic HDD's
if you already have windows installed make sure to lookup the ahci registry fix, apply it before restarting and enabling ahci or you will bsod on boot.
January 27, 2012 10:02:19 PM

but windows os is on my ssd do i still have to do registry fix and do i channge ich sata and esata controller to ACHI
January 29, 2012 5:44:04 AM

Eh? Then you should have AHCI enabled! It enables TRIM support.

Yeah you still have to do the fix. It's a windows issue, not a HDD/SSD issue. The OS must be prepared for AHCI.
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