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hello,
ahci is the driver for ssd drive, it that simple. beware that you might not be able to run hardware raid parallel to your ssd, the work around is to use window disk management to raid if you needed that info.
    
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Do you mean my SSD will die early with AHCI enabled?

other way around it can with IDE enabled. IDE lacks the support for the special life saving functions. AHCI being newer does support these functions.
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What they mean to say is that IDE does not support Window 7's TRIM function, which helps in keeping your SSD healthy. Use AHCI (or RAID if you have any drives in RAID) as those two support TRIM for SSDs.
    
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I have been using the AHCI mode for some days now and I can simply say it is faster but it freezes my PC most of the times.redface.gif
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but is the "life saving feature" as big a deal on SSD. I mean on HDD, it has moving parts and such so it makes sense. But SSD is just flash on steroids so it would last longer by default, right? I am no expert, but that is what I got out of it. Ofcousre coulda been propaganda.
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I have been using the AHCI mode for some days now and I can simply say it is faster but it freezes my PC most of the times.redface.gif

Did you install the AHCI driver for your board and check for firmware updates for your SSD?
post #17 of 31
Prior to me running my SSDs in RAID 0 I was running them in AHCI and it works gr8. Here is a link on converting from IDE to AHCI after you've installed the OS

http://bourlas.alloenablog.com/2011/01/09/how-to-enable-ahci-mode-for-windows-7-and-vista-without-format/
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but is the "life saving feature" as big a deal on SSD. I mean on HDD, it has moving parts and such so it makes sense. But SSD is just flash on steroids so it would last longer by default, right? I am no expert, but that is what I got out of it. Ofcousre coulda been propaganda.

yes it is, things like TRIM do not work in IDE mode...TRIM is the SSD's way of re-organizing and moving data around to increase efficiency or repair/remove old or dead cells.
without TRIM the SSD will become cluttered with trash, slow down and eventually become useless.

BTW do not defrag a SSD...this is essentially what TRIM does.
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but is the "life saving feature" as big a deal on SSD. I mean on HDD, it has moving parts and such so it makes sense. But SSD is just flash on steroids so it would last longer by default, right? I am no expert, but that is what I got out of it. Ofcousre coulda been propaganda.

Other way around technically HDDs last longer than SSDs but, we won't know for sure untill ten years has passed. Hard Drives are muhc older and far more revised and optimized technology than SSDs.
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AHCI without a doubt.

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