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18 Dec 2010  
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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I'm curious why you would want to do that; everything I've read says AHCI out-performs IDE.
I certainly wouldn't do it but it's your machine. You know something I don't? Please share
Agreed. Please let us know why we need to go backwards?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I asked a related question elsewhere (Hardware?) and the one respondent much preferred IDE (for sata mode) for their SSD.
Why? How? Only one respondant?

Honestly if you're going to base this decision on one respondant, you haven't done enough research.

- AHCI vs IDE
- Google - AHCI vs IDE

Just trying to help
No although I appreciated the respondent's comment, it wasn't the basis of my decision. I did research the topic and there were pros and cons - hot swapping, trim etc, etc.

I have seen a number of people asking - why does windows see my sata as a scsi? I haven't seen any acceptable answer. Windows claimed my drivers were the best for the situation.

I'm running a conventional HDD (not an SSD) and the benefits appear to outweigh the negatives. I'm taking a pragmatic approach at this stage and I can swap the BIOS back to AHCI if and when I want to.

GeneO,
I'm not running an SSD so is trim important?

I'm not that strong in this area and your comments are more than welcome - thanks.
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