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Is AHCI/SATA Worth It?

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While installing Vista 64 on my new motherboard I decided to enable AHCI/SATA mode. Installation is taking forever, probably due to drivers.

For anyone that has used AHCI/SATA mode, do you notice any good or bad things with it?
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While installing Vista 64 on my new motherboard I decided to enable AHCI/SATA mode. Installation is taking forever, probably due to drivers.

For anyone that has used AHCI/SATA mode, do you notice any good or bad things with it?
It's faster on certain types of workloads (mainly multitasking) and the same speed on the rest. Total win.
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After installing the specific drivers and updates it seems to be doing better. I do a lot of audio/video work...hopefully it helps speed that up a bit.
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