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SSD in Sony PCG-71314L and AHCI

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July 8, 2012 7:04:22 PM

I have a Sony PCG-71314L. I want to replace the 500Gb harddrive with a Samsung 256Gb SSD. The original and latest driver is an Intel SATA/AHCI driver. Sony says SDD's are not compatible with hardware and AHCI cannot be enabled. AHCI is not available in the BIOS (latest version). Should I just clone the drive and proceed?
a b D Laptop
July 9, 2012 11:25:23 AM

If they say it won't work, take their word for it. You can always try it anyway, sometimes manufacturers lie to cover their rear-ends in case something goes wrong. I'm not saying this is the case; they may not work at all.
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July 9, 2012 11:50:38 AM

After further checking, I have found that TRIM is enabled and since the SATA driver is also the AHCI driver, I am going to assume that AHCI is enabled too. I have to say that the response from Sony was via online chat and the responder seemed to be covering his butt. I felt like I knew more about the machine (and issue) than he did. I'm sure the company line is, 'your machine is old, better get a new one'. It's not two years old yet! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks.
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a b D Laptop
July 9, 2012 12:20:31 PM

Please do.
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July 9, 2012 12:49:00 PM

phyco,

Going out of town until Friday. I'll let you know then.
Thanks
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