SATA controller for WD Caviar Black 6gb/s Tags: SATA Controller SSD Western Digital Components Last response: September 23, 2012 11:30 AM in Components Share themr418 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? More about : sata controller caviar black 6gb jay_nar2012 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. molletts 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWD 6Gb/s 1TB on Marvell 9128 using Sata II cable smart fails ForumWd caviar green vs caviar black ForumOne 1TB WD Caviar Black or Two 150GB WD Velociraptors Forum2 x WD Caviar Blue RAID 0 vs. Single WD Caviar Black ForumBest WD Caviar Black BIOS setup ForumWD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 HDD ForumSata 2 or 3 from WD Caviar Black ForumWD Caviar Black SATA III issue ForumSata 3 or Sata 2 for SSD and WD Caviar Black ForumFastest Sata 6gb/s mechanical drive? ForumAsus X58 Sabertooth, card for sata 6Gbs Forum6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard ForumHELP! 1TB WD Caviar black HDD loading slow on Great new build!?!? ForumAsus Sabertooth X58 Problem with SATA 6GB/s ForumSSD Sata 3 [ 6gb/s ] (Sandforce) is it worth it now? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumBlack Edition PSU? ForumBlack screen ForumLaptop screen turns black and becomes unresponsive. ForumWill the cooler master rr-v6gt-22pk-r1 fit in a cooler master storm sniper sgc-6 More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !