The difference is HUGE! I do love being the free QA department for Intel. Is it required in order to use a SSD with Windows 7? By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. However, AHCI is a better and more modern option and you should always use it when you can.

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How to Install AHCI Drivers in Windows 7 After Setup | TurboFuture

Also the drivers in your computer manufacturer’s site may differ from this, as they were in my case. Some articles have See Maps embedded in them.

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hard drive – Why should I choose (or not) AHCI over IDE in my PC’s BIOS settings? – Super User

Probably in error, please instruct on the right path Before that pcc worked normally. You can easily make this change on an already installed Windows. I’m suspecting that AHCI “performs” better, but I really don’t know much about that from a practical standpoint. Here are photos made just: So what better to take of 80, IBM, or Barracudu? I got 4 gigs partition for web development files and the rest set for downloads, music, etc.

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The article linked above has got partially different results from mine, and most of the issues I mentioned have no doubt been fixed by now, but keep this post in mind when getting excited about new innovation in storage technology.

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How To Change Disk Controller Mode From IDE to AHCI Without Reinstalling Windows XP

Install Windows 7 and Create Partitions 1. There was also an inscription S.

On this site we value your answers and encourage you to contribute where you can. IDE mode can occasionally benefit from slightly faster read and write speeds in some tests. Sorry for the late response. It should contain about 10 files with several. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others. And so far the time I spent diagnosing bugs and testing the performance Complete the Windows 7 setup wizard.


They’ve got the support, tools and drivers for solving SSD-related issues and SSD body design with aluminum plating, capable of sustaining about 7G physical pressure while in write or read mode. Welcome to Super User! Is it required in order to use a SSD with Windows 7?

If your application requires hot-plug drive support or redundant disks, then AHCI is the only choice. I leave as a fallback. However, I’ve also noticed that certain programs e. Google it’s file name to see what it does and find your way in the Control Panel in order to disable any functionalities related to it.

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Some issues I encountered in past: Pri Master Hard Disk: Anonymous Coward 51 2. One can only look for an external floppy drive?