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SATA controller for WD Caviar Black 6gb/s

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  • Western Digital
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Last response: in Components
September 23, 2012 11:00:22 AM

I plan on installing windows on a 120gb SSD. I know that I should change the SATA controller to AHCI for the SSD.

I plan on using the HDD for data storage. Do i need to change the SATA controller?

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September 23, 2012 11:20:35 AM

You change the SATA controller's mode in the BIOS, setting it to AHCI is recommended when there are SSDs in your computer.
September 23, 2012 11:30:36 AM

I'd change the controller to AHCI mode anyway, even without an SSD. Hard drives also have extra features (like NCQ) which can only be used in AHCI mode.