Originally Posted by hondajt
I just got this installed, so I thought I would share. I have not tweaked it at all yet, other than make sure TRIM was enabled.
Seems slow. Yes I installed it in IDE mode not AHCI. Should I enable AHCI mode now? Or leave it in IDE? Anything else I can do? Will it effect my HDD? I don't want to lose any information on that...
How do I update these drivers? That can't be right...
Enabling AHCI mode now will cause a BSOD during boot-up. So, now it will require a Registry tweak:
- Exit all Windows-based programs.
- Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
- Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
- If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vic es\\msahci
- In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
- On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor (or just press Alt+F4, or click the Red 'x')
- Restart your computer
- Go to BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
- Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
Just download this Reg File
and double-click to implement AHCI on your Windows-based computer.
Just remember to do the BIOS switch as well when you reboot.
After booting up for the first time after switching to AHCI mode in the BIOS, install this:
It's Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver version 10.1.0.1008. In a word, it's awesome (and I guarantee that it's compatible with your system).