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Just got my C300 and unsure on some things

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Alright shortly after getting it I did a fresh install on it. Things going well. R/W aren't exactly what I would expect but I don't get the SATA III controller until tomorrow.

I read the sticky and I'm having a hard time with some of it.


Right here I'm supposed to see something according to this passage from the tutorial

Quote:
"To see/change it, go to device manager and select IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. If it says "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller", you are good to go. If not, double click it and select the driver tab. Click update driver. Select browse. Select let me pick. select Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller. "

A few questions:
What program should I use to check performance?
Are there any changes that aren't on the tutorial that can make a difference?
Why was my previous main boot harddrive such a pain in the ass during the windows installation?
Edited by Plasma - 1/20/11 at 6:03pm
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I have the same drive, but its a new build and I'm not even looking into the SSD yet.

SSD is all new to me and this is interesting.
    
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Did you set it to AHCI in the bios before you installed windows?

If not you can do it still but you need to do a registry hack.

http://www.windows7news.com/2010/05/...-in-windows-7/
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I don't think so, pretty sure I went with IDE. I had also read that I could change it later. Why all the hassle? Is there a big performance gain to using AHCI?

Honestly I was just happy to get Windows running on it. I originally ordered the PCIe RevoDrive which was almost twice as fast for the same price, but had compatibility issues and had to RMA.

Again, its a new rig and I know very little about SSD and I was going to look into it later as I have enough problems to learn about now.

I appreciate all your tips and help though! Sweet article in the link, thanks!
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I changed to AHCI after reading that I should have installed it that way. I don't really understand why I did it but I understand that it's an improvement for a system that doesn't use IDE drives.
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