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I'm assuming that also goes for the reverse. If it was installed as IDE you cannot swap it back to AHCI without a reinstall.
Like rui-no-onna posted, that's not true.

Now that you have both the IDE and Sata/AHCI drivers installed you should be able to change modes with no problems.
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If I may jump in to assist with a few points. If you are in IDE mode and switch to AHCI and it BSODs, it is probably because you havent installed the appropriate Intel or MS AHCI drivers for the job.

If you are wondering about a clean install still... ABSOLUTELY YES! The abs best you can do is a fresh install and follow the Win7 Optimization Guide and The SSD Optimization Guide that I have on the site through links provided above. Fine tuning your new OS once it is coupled with the SSD will do a world of good and gain back ALOT of space.

One can get the typical install of Win7 64Bit Ultimate at 8.5 GB which saves alot of territory if you were to just leave it. As well, IMHO there are some great performance gains in things such as start times and synthetic benchmarks although one would be hard pressed to see many of the performance gains with the naked eye.

Good luck!!!!
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