Originally Posted by TwoCables
Well of course. A solid state drive on an AHCI-mode enabled SATA port will have optimal (and superior) performance as compared to being on an IDE-mode enabled SATA port. In most cases, the full performance of the SSD cannot be realized in IDE mode. I actually found this out first-hand when I had upgraded from the EVGA 680i SLI to the EP45-UD3P: the EVGA 680i SLI doesn't have the AHCI (the Advanced Host Controller Interface), and so what I discovered is that I got very superior benchmarks with the EP45-UD3P with AHCI mode enabled. Check this out:
64 GB G.SKILL Falcon on the EVGA 680i SLI:
64 GB G.SKILL Falcon on the Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P with AHCI mode enabled:
Aie! That's quite a difference! I am getting (albeit a little late in the game) a 790FX-GD70 (supports x16, x16 x-fire). When it was new it was pretty good and it still is. I am sure it also supports ACHI mode...if my current crappy Gigabyte one does now this one should handle it no problem.
Originally Posted by ghettogeddy
i just did this myself the other day
Only hiccup was that I had to swap sata cables because the hdd erase wasn't picking up both ssds at the same time. So it took me a couple try's to be sure i got both ssd's erased.
But it seems a lil faster then just a normal reformat witch i like to do all the time lol.
also trim no works through raid mode but not on ssd's in a raid setup
Well that should be no problem for me, I only have the one drive.
I don't need a RAID or anything to give me crazy speeds. I am no benchmarking nut, I just like a high performance computer with upgrade potential ^_^