Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45
In the BIOS on a laptop the disk choice can enable SATA as IDE or AHCI.
If I chose IDE do I actually lose any disk performance -- having IDE makes it easier to have Windows XP as a dual boot system without having to hunt down all the SATA drivers
and slip stream an XP disk.
Remember this is a LAPTOP not a desktop so disk performance won't be that great in any case.
AHCI (Advanced Host Controler Interface) will provide you with better performance, Read writes IOPs. Use it if possible.
Sometimes it is nessesary to build in IDE then change to AHCI after...
(i found this with XP but with the expanded driver
database in 7 i doubt it will be nessesary)