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post #11 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric;13832494 
You dont need to format at all to change to ACHI mode, there is even a tool that Micorsoft released to change Windows 7 to AHCI mode. Doing it manually is also a cinch

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue yourself, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  3. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  4. Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV
  5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.

This ^
You don't have to reinstall os! If for some reason or another you do have issues the process is reversable.

Let windows install generic drivers and after setup is complete go to manufacture web site and get the latest updated drivers for your mobo.
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Okay thanks guys.. now, time to wait for my drive

Probably in 5 more days

Wish me luck.

Will update the thread in the near future.

And ofc, I did rep accordingly.
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post #13 of 19
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So guys, I am not testing stuff and just have 1 HDD (the new Seagate 1TB I bought)

How do I know if it's running now in AHCI?

Also, how can I enable NCQ?
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Doesn't your board have two SATA controllers? If so you might beable to run one in IDE mode and the other in ACHI. I run my SSD on one controller and my F3s on the other in RAID. Best of both worlds.
 
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post #15 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imrac View Post
Doesn't your board have two SATA controllers? If so you might beable to run one in IDE mode and the other in ACHI. I run my SSD on one controller and my F3s on the other in RAID. Best of both worlds.
Hmm.. wonder how I could exactly do that xD Interesting idea.

First, I'd love to know if I am really running in AHCI mode with my new drive xD

How may I check?

Maybe I not running in AHCI? I can see and access my other drives that weren't installed in AHCI mode (The Seagate 1.5 TB and the Maxtor 500GB in sig)..

Hmmm

Any thoughts?
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I had it @ IDE in the BIOS and this happened. Switched to AHCI and everything was smooth. No drivers required.
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Video of running the 2 controllers. Forgive the shakyness, I haven't eat yet and drank a rockstar.

As for ACHI benefit. I found this info:
http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/
 
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post #18 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Imrac View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WGUelhGig

Video of running the 2 controllers. Forgive the shakyness, I haven't eat yet and drank a rockstar.

As for ACHI benefit. I found this info:
http://expertester.wordpress.com/200...ark-advantage/
WOW! Thanks.. Very very interesting..

Now, to test it some time.. I am not sure if my motherboard has that option though xD
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post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
You dont need to format at all to change to ACHI mode, there is even a tool that Micorsoft released to change Windows 7 to AHCI mode. Doing it manually is also a cinch

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
Important
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue yourself, enable the AHCI driver in the registry before you change the SATA mode of the boot drive. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
  3. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  4. Locate and then click one of the following registry subkeys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vices\\Msahci
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vices\\IastorV
  5. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
I knew my drive was in IDE mode, but I was just going to wait until my next reinstall to change it. This is much better! +Rep sir!
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