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Sooooo aparrantly my old 680i mobo doesn't have ahci

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Which I've heard is required for SSD's. Does this pretty much mean I'm SoL until I upgrade my platform?
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Originally Posted by Shiveron;11840596 
Which I've heard is required for SSD's. Does this pretty much mean I'm SoL until I upgrade my platform?

Are you sure is doesn't support it? confused.gif
   
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true it doesnt support it, but its not required for ssd's as far as i know
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yeah =\
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You do not need AHCI for SSD to work. They will work just fine in IDE mode. However, SSD drives, at least intel drives perform almost twice as fast at small read/writes with AHCI enabled compared to IDE mode.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;11840643 
You do not need AHCI for SSD to work. They will work just fine in IDE mode. However, SSD drives, at least intel drives perform almost twice as fast at small read/writes with AHCI enabled compared to IDE mode.

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AHCI isn't required for SSDs. Performance won't be at its peak and some SSD tools won't work.

However, it still will be better than a HDD.
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Cool thanks. Good to hear. REALLY good to hear.

This finalized the research for me. Just ordered an OCZ Vertex 2 60gb from Amazon for 119.99 + 3.99 1 day air (<3 Prime)

Now i'm gonna be anxious all weekend while I wait lol biggrin.gif
Edited by Shiveron - 12/31/10 at 7:38am
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I was stuck on IDE, and my friend with NVidia based board is also on IDE... still faster then a spinner.

You can run the NVidia controller in "FakeAHCI" mode (not sure what they call it) using the BIOS setting, combined with the NVidia driver... but you lose TRIM, and most "tools" won't work any more, but you gain a form of NCQ...
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Originally Posted by TheDreadedGMan;11855629 
I was stuck on IDE, and my friend with NVidia based board is also on IDE... still faster then a spinner.

You can run the NVidia controller in "FakeAHCI" mode (not sure what they call it) using the BIOS setting, combined with the NVidia driver... but you lose TRIM, and most "tools" won't work any more, but you gain a form of NCQ...

I'm sure i'll be fine on IDE mode. It won't be too terribly long before I move to a new system anyways.
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