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Windows 7: Questions About Enabling AHCI Mode After Windows Seven Install

09 Jun 2013   #1
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Questions About Enabling AHCI Mode After Windows Seven Install

I have a Samsung 840 Pro SSD (256 GB) and I installed windows seven on it, but not in AHCI Mode. I was going to change that now using this method: GUIDE - Enabling AHCI mode AFTER Windows 7 Installation - Guru3D.com Forums

It says that it works for all Intel SSDs, I assume this would work with mine as well, but I want to be sure before I accidentally mess something up. Also, is there any disadvantage to doing this as opposed to just installing Windows Seven in AHCI mode to begin with?

Lastly, I have all of my user folders on my HDD, and I'm wondering if it's safe to change these settings which Samsung's Software recommends without interfering or causing trouble with the HDD. Here's images of the recommended changes:




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09 Jun 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

ROBO731, follow this tutorial

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista


As far as Samsung Magician, I am not sure. Someone else with a Samsung can answer that for you
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09 Jun 2013   #3
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay thanks. I'm pretty sure that all of the settings there in Samsung magician are windows settings, Samsung magician is just suggesting what I should set them to.
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09 Jun 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome. Someone with experience with Magician will probably chime in soon.
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09 Jun 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hey I am away from home at the moment and my Ivy has the magician but from memory I can't remember what to do so will post back tomorrow..
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09 Jun 2013   #6
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Samsung Magician is simply Samsungs, 'toolbox' and suggests how o run the SSD for what they consider to be the best for performance. I'm not familar with Windows Server, but suspect it works similar to Windows 7. You do need to be in AHCI mode. The tutorial Dude provided should work well, and will not affect any of your other drives unless they are in raid on the same controller. AHCI will give the SSD the best performance. I pretty much use the suggested settings Samsung Magician suggests. But, you don't have to.

Disabling hibernation is a good idea if you don't use it, it will save you space on the SSD.
Overprovisioning is simply allowing more space for the ssd to replace ant sectors thatmay go bad or be used up, providing longer life. Many people don't use it as the ssd has extra space for that purpose. It just provides more. I use it as I have plenty of space on my ssd, so it has little affect on me. Virtual memory is used but if you have a lot of ram, you can reduce it to save more space on the SSD. I think most of the other stuff is simply personal preference, but depends on how you use the machine.
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09 Jun 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

There you go essenbe saved me a job
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09 Jun 2013   #8
ROBO731

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks guys. I have 16 GB of ram, so what would be good parameters to set the Virtual Memory to?
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09 Jun 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I would let windows manage it, it does a great job.

http://www.osnews.com/story/21471
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