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I am going to be putting together another computer and using another SSD. I was wondering what the required setting for and SSD in the bios is? Don't I set it to AHCI? I have SATA burners and also 3 HDDs though. What should I do for that situation?
    
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For SATA devices like your SSD, burners and HDD, the bios will have 3 options. IDE, AHCI and RAID. The default is AHCI so you shouldn't have to change it. (RAID is also AHCI)
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Set it to AHCI, disconnect all drives except SSD and DVD you're using for install, install Windows, do a few tweaks (linked below), shutdown and reconnect your other drives.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
     
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Will having the AHCI affect the HDD drives that are on the same controller?
    
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Originally Posted by ingeborgdot View Post

Will having the AHCI affect the HDD drives that are on the same controller?
Yes, it will allow them to work better/faster.
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I have another question then. I am going to be reformatting another computer with an SSD drive in it. What is the proper way to do that? I was reading somewhere that you should do something special but can't find it again to read what it has to say.
    
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Just quick format, not full/long.
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