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Is it true that configuring SSD as AHCI instead of IDE in the bios increases performance of the drive?

If so, which variation should i alter:

1) OnChip SATA Type

2) Onboard SATA/IDE CTRL Mode
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I know for a fact that it should be AHCI because I had a problem with that on my mobo. I would just change both of them if you are not sure.
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post #3 of 16
You should always set SSD's as AHCI before installing the os.

If you've already set it to IDE and done the o/s your best bet will be to go to the bios set it to ACHI and do a nice clean install.
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Which Gigabyte board do you have? I think these "OnChip" and "Onboard" options are for the "GSATA" ports which are about as bad as the Marvell ports.
    
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by ryanbob1234;15463698 
You should always set SSD's as AHCI before installing the os.

If you've already set it to IDE and done the o/s your best bet will be to go to the bios set it to ACHI and do a nice clean install.

What? Are you suggesting me to install OS per new? Is there something wrong with installing the OS in IDE mode?

I mean, you are saying that i should reinstall my Windows, just because i installed them on SSD, configured as IDE - have i damaged something or what?
Would not it be enough if i just configure SSD as AHCI now? Do i REALLY have to reinstall OS?
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post #6 of 16
no you dont, you can change to ahci after , its just that is easier to install first than to switch to ahci after .

you can even stay in IDE if you find the performance good enough
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marshock;15464097 
What? Are you suggesting me to install OS per new? Is there something wrong with installing the OS in IDE mode?

I mean, you are saying that i should reinstall my Windows, just because i installed them on SSD, configured as IDE - have i damaged something or what?
Would not it be enough if i just configure SSD as AHCI now? Do i REALLY have to reinstall OS?

No, but you will have to tweak your registry, I believe.

Found the steps for you:


1. Startup "Regedit
2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services
3. Open msahci
4. In the right field left click on "start" and go to Modify
5. In the value Data field enter "0" and click "ok"
6. exit "Regedit"
7. Reboot Rig and enter BIOS (hold "Delete" key while Booting

Then set to AHCI mode in BIOS, and you should be able to boot into windows.

That is for win7 btw.
Edited by anubis1127 - 10/26/11 at 2:47pm
post #8 of 16
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In my BIOS settings there are these lines:

OnChip SATA Type

Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode

Which one of them should a alter as AHCI?

Also, which driver should i install in order for AHCI mode to work?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516&dl=1#driver
Edited by Marshock - 10/27/11 at 12:11am
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marshock;15470514 
In my BIOS settings there are these lines:

OnChip SATA Type

Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode

Which one of them should a alter as AHCI?

Also, which driver should i install in order for AHCI mode to work?

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3516&dl=1#driver
First, if you are using either of the two white SATA ports, then switch over to one of the first 6 blue ones. The white ones are the inferior "GSATA" ports.

So "Onboard GSATA/IDE Ctrl" should be disabled.

"OnChip SATA Controller" refers to the blue ports and so it should be set to Enabled, and "OnChip SATA Type" should be set to "AHCI".

Then "OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type" should be set to "As SATA Type".

That's basically it. smile.gif
    
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Well, it does not work - i tweaked the registry, according to your plan, installed the amd ahci driver, rebooted, went to bios, and set OnChip SATA Type to AHCI, saved to CMOS, rebooted, and after that the launch window hanged - i could not even enter bios, had to clear CMOS.

This is not right. I need to install the ahci driver again or what? Perhaps i do not know which to install?
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