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Author Topic: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings  (Read 7045 times)

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mjg8t

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SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« on: 17-January-12, 19:14:14 »

Hi There,

I am having trouble configuring the bios so that my new SSD drive ( AGT3-25SAT3-120G) is recognized by Windows 7 installer.  I am trying to install a fresh OS onto the hard drive.  The hard drive is recognized in the bios it is also recognized in previous os.

Setting in the bios that I have tried:
>Integrated peripherals
    > Raid Mode
        > AHCI
>Integrated peripherals
    >Onchip ATA Devices
        > RAID Mode
            > AHCI

I have also tried any combination with the above in ide,raid,ahci as the setting.  I do not see any other options for setting to configure the SSD drive to operate in AHCI mode.

Please let me know how I might properly configure the bios so the SATA controller operates in ahci mode.  Of if the above setting are correct, maybe there is a problem with the hard drive?

Thanks!

Motherboard: MSI k9N2 SLI - MS7374
BIOS: 3.9
Processor: Phenom quad 2.6
Ram: DDR2 8GB
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Re: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« Reply #1 on: 18-January-12, 08:55:52 »

Use IDE mode, no need to use AHCI.

Also beware nVidia boards (any brand) and SSD's are not the best of friends, it may never work properly.
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Re: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« Reply #2 on: 18-January-12, 14:15:33 »

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Use IDE mode, no need to use AHCI.

What do you mean by there is no need for AHCI?  My understanding is that AHCI mode will give much better performance than IDE?

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Also beware nVidia boards (any brand) and SSD's are not the best of friends, it may never work properly.

Is this the case on newer mother boards as well?  It would seem nVidia is tieing their own noose in the long run if they have not worked the kinks yet.
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Re: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« Reply #3 on: 18-January-12, 15:12:04 »

nvidia gave up making boards some while ago
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Re: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« Reply #4 on: 18-January-12, 21:14:24 »

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My understanding is that AHCI mode will give much better performance than IDE?

Simply not true. See:
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/ide-sata-and-ahci-all-you-need-to-know
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Re: SSD SATA AHCI BIOS configuration settings
« Reply #5 on: 19-January-12, 02:14:54 »

The only reason to use AHCI is if you need to use hot-swapping with e-SATA.  If you don't need hot-swapping, then stick to IDE.
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