Quote: Originally Posted by whs
Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77
Thanks for the info Whs. I keep reading posts about write degradation if AHCI is not enabled on an SSD. Is that true at all or exaggerated?
I have never heard about a thing like that and the reasoning is beyond me. There is a lot of smoke regarding SSDs on the web. One of my 4 year old SSDs runs in IDE and is still doing well. In fact the lifetime prediction is until 2021 - probably longer than my own lifetime prediction.
And what Dell tells you is a lot of bull also. As long as you a Sata interface, the SSD will work.
I presume that Burdus is referring to the slow-down in writing to an SSD that occurs if "garbage collection" isn't performed. Nothing to do with life expectancy of the drive, at least not directly.
I haven't observed anything like that on my non-AHCI laptop yet. Perhaps it has yet to occur (which would be the case if there was still virgin space on the SSD), or maybe it's one of the magical self-cleaning drives.
I agree about the Dell advice probably being made-up nonsense.