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?
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.
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.