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i'm just about ready to give up frown.gif

Is AHCI really that good?? As you can see from my as-ssd it is only a few hundred points.

Is ACHI gonna help that score a lot??


cheers


Yes...a lot.

AHCI stands for Advanced Host Controller Interface. It makes Native Command Queuing (NCQ) along with hot-plugging or hot swapping through SATA Serial-ATA host controllers possible. NCQ is one of the important features of AHCI for SSDs. SSDs can process requests faster than HDDs. It can process so fast that the SSD could end up waiting for work. NCQ allows the OS/controller to request up to 32 simultaneous requests at once. So you basically get more performance from your drive over older IDE mode.

Here is a 256GB Vertex 4, you should be similar in reads to it, but a little lower overall score.
501
post #32 of 41
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How about trying out the GSATA ports in AHCI?? Are the gsata ports really that ****tier than the southbridge controller?

Surely the AHCI enabled GSATA will be faster than the IDE SATA ports?
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post #33 of 41
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WOW BAMM! GSATAII AHCI mode recognises my vertex 4 biggrin.gif now the question is how much performance hit will i get from using it??

Also should i use my HDDs in AHCI mode?? Because ahci works on them, or is there not really a point in using achi mode for HDDs.

Edit: only thing annoying about AHCI is that it takes longer to startup than IDE for some reason


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***!?!?! ACHI with GSATAII is freakking slower than IDE mode with normal controller -.-
Edited by Jinny1 - 4/12/12 at 2:16am
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post #34 of 41
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WOW BAMM! GSATAII AHCI mode recognises my vertex 4 biggrin.gif now the question is how much performance hit will i get from using it??
Well... weirdsmiley.gif
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Also should i use my HDDs in AHCI mode?? Because ahci works on them, or is there not really a point in using achi mode for HDDs.
Yea
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Edit: only thing annoying about AHCI is that it takes longer to startup than IDE for some reason

***!?!?! ACHI with GSATAII is freakking slower than IDE mode with normal controller -.-

Slower because it is on the GSATA and not the native AMD controller :/
post #35 of 41
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I am back to using IDE because it's faster than GSATA AHCI :'( did a full circle. spent about 24 hours and i am back to where i started -.-
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you should upgrade to Intel ivy bridge biggrin.gif
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We can spilt the bill 50/50 biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
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Good luck with that tongue.gif
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YAY!!! I contacted gigabyte support and they gave me a BETA BIOS and voila AHCI works biggrin.gif Sean could you please tell me if this is the sort of speed that i should be getting ( i have SATA II, Marvell)

Or do i have to do another complete reinstall, this time have it in AHCI mode before i install windows.

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Edited by Jinny1 - 4/17/12 at 3:24am
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post #40 of 41
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YAY!!! I contacted gigabyte support and they gave me a BETA BIOS and voila AHCI works biggrin.gif Sean could you please tell me if this is the sort of speed that i should be getting ( i have SATA II, Marvell)

Or do i have to do another complete reinstall, this time have it in AHCI mode before i install windows.

501

thanks smile.gif

Honestly I have no idea on the speeds, but everything looks good. Install the AMD chipset drivers btw.
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