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I just bought a Asus x501a laptop im about to install an SSD but i dont see ACHI mode to set in the bios.

Does this matter, is this because of licensing and asus cant offer the option anymore?

if so anyway around it, i would love to be in ACHI mode. Thanks
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Here's a quick way to find out which mode the SATA controller is in:

 

  1. Download AS SSD http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=9
  2. Open it
  3. Look in the upper-left portion of the UI.  If see "pciide", then it's IDE mode.  If you see "msachi" or  "iaStor",  then it's AHCI mode.
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Awesome, it's msachii so i can just install the ssd with no changes to bios?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SlicketyRickety View Post

Awesome, it's msachii so i can just install the ssd with no changes to bios?

 

Yep, msahci is the generic Microsoft AHCI driver.

 

By the way, I just want to say that AHCI means "Advanced Host Controller Interface".  :)

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You're welcome!

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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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