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 Western Digital (WD) Caviar BLUE WD5000AAKX 500GB SATA 6GB/s 16MB Cach Forum SolvedSata III=Sata 6Gb/s? (WD Cavier Black HDD) Forum SolvedWD Caviar Black SATA III issue Forum SolvedSata 3 or Sata 2 for SSD and WD Caviar Black Forum SolvedSamsung SpinPoint 1TB SATA2 vs WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 Forum SolvedX-25m G2 V2 or 2 WD 1TB 64 MB Black Caviar SATA 6.0 Gbps in RAID 0? Forum Does the 1TB WD Caviar Black will work with Sata 1 ? Forum WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 HDD Forum WD Caviar Black - SATA 3, SATA 6, 32MB or 64MB? Forum Sata 2 or 3 from WD Caviar Black Forum Is the WD caviar black sata 3 "WD1002FAEX "discontinued? why? Forum WD Caviar Black SATA3 Forum WD Black Caviar SATA6 vs. Spinpoint F3? Forum What is the Optimal Temperature for my WD Caviar Black 1tb SATA Hard D Forum Solved1TB Caviar HD SATA 6Gb/s Forum SolvedDifference with this two WD Caviar Black 1 TB drives Forum SolvedWD Caviar Black Drive Constantly disconnecting? Forum SolvedSATA Controller is SATA 3Gb/s. Any benefit getting an 6Gb/s SSD ? Forum Solved4 x 120gb ssd sata 6Gb/s RAID 0 - Recommended Controller? Forum SolvedWD caviar blue vs WD caviar black, will it make a big difference? (Gaming) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !