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Are there any advantages or disadvantages to ACHI, I know you have to reinstall the OS.
Edited by dominique120 - 4/19/11 at 4:29pm
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You don't need to re-install, you can just change a registry setting

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313676

As for the advantages, I'm not sure
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Are there any advantages or disadvantages to ACHI, I know you have to reinstall the OS.
Advantage of AHCI is, you can use one drive for OS, programs and documents ect and the other for just games, or maybe everything on one drive and the other for fast access storage.

Disadvantage, not as fast as raid 0.

Hope this helps you.
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Hot swapping and NCQ. TRIM for SSDs.
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You don't need to re-install, you can just change a registry setting

http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=313676

As for the advantages, I'm not sure
I followed this guide and it worked, but how do I confirm it through windows?
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I followed this guide and it worked, but how do I confirm it through windows?
.... it works. That's your confirmation.
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What about single drive in RAID mode? Is it better than AHCI?
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I followed this guide and it worked, but how do I confirm it through windows?
Yeah, if it didn't work, you'd not be able to boot into windows successfully.
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What about single drive in RAID mode? Is it better than AHCI?
I'm no expert, but I don't think you can do that
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I am running it right now. WD Caviar Black 1TB and C300 64GB SSD in RAID mode each. Works fine. Just need Intel Rapid Storage drivers for full compatibility.
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