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 WD 6Gb/s 1TB on Marvell 9128 using Sata II cable smart fails Forum Wd caviar green vs caviar black Forum One 1TB WD Caviar Black or Two 150GB WD Velociraptors Forum 2 x WD Caviar Blue RAID 0 vs. Single WD Caviar Black Forum Best WD Caviar Black BIOS setup Forum WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 HDD Forum Sata 2 or 3 from WD Caviar Black Forum WD Caviar Black SATA III issue Forum Sata 3 or Sata 2 for SSD and WD Caviar Black Forum Fastest Sata 6gb/s mechanical drive? Forum Asus X58 Sabertooth, card for sata 6Gbs Forum 6Gb/s HDD on 3Gb/s SATA motherboard Forum HELP! 1TB WD Caviar black HDD loading slow on Great new build!?!? Forum Asus Sabertooth X58 Problem with SATA 6GB/s Forum SSD Sata 3 [ 6gb/s ] (Sandforce) is it worth it now? Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum Black Edition PSU? Forum Black screen Forum Laptop screen turns black and becomes unresponsive. Forum Will the cooler master rr-v6gt-22pk-r1 fit in a cooler master storm sniper sgc-6 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !