SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gopher04, May 16, 2016.

  1. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to be installing a SSD and new HDD drive sometime this week, SSD for the 1st time, I keep reading you should change your sata mode from IDE to AHCI to get the full peformance out of the SSD, but when I go into the bios I have a 'sata mode selection' and a 'sata3 mode' both which allow me to pick either IDE or AHCI which do I need to change? or both. New drives below.

    Kingston HyperX Savage Series 2.5" 480GB SATA 6Gb/s

    Seagate Barracuda 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Drive SATA 6GB/s 8.5ms 7200rpm
     
  2. smarteyeball

    smarteyeball New Member

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    Sata3 to AHCI, however it wouldn't hurt to put both sata modes to AHCI

    Are you doing a fresh OS install or using a cloned image of the OS installed when the BIOS was set to IDE? If you're using a cloned image then you will have boot issues if you change Bios from IDE to AHCI.

    If it's a fresh install, no problems.
     
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  3. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Fresh install, thx's for the reply bud..

    So if I change over to AHCI before I boot from disk to do a fresh install of Win 7 that will have no problem on boot?
     
  4. gongo

    gongo Well-Known Member

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    Correct. If you do the Windows install with AHCI enabled, then you're good. The problems only come in if you have it off or IDE/compatibility mode during the install and then decide to switch it... BSOD galore.

    I've been running on 100% SSDs for 4 years now and it's the best decision I ever made. Whenever I have to use a computer with a regular spinning disk, it feels sooooo slooow, like I'm back on a 28.8 modem!
     
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  5. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys..
     
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    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    I new there was something else I had to ask, is there a need to enable NCQ as well?
     
  7. sbarro3

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    No need to enable it.
    If the hdd and ssd support it you can do it, but in a normal workstation you have no advantage.
     
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