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Windows 7: No AHCI mode in BIOS?

29 Dec 2013   #1
Concealed10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
No AHCI mode in BIOS?

My current computer is a inspiron 530s running Windows 7 (of course) and in it there isn't an option in the BIOS for AHCI mode. I have the newest version of the BIOS and was wondering if there might be something else I might could update or change to make the option available. Thank you for your time and i'm sorry if this isn't the best place to post this thread on the forum.


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29 Dec 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Concealed10,
Welcome to SF. You will want to visit the Dell site to see if a newer bios version doesn't address this very issue. If it does then you will want to back up all data and research in the Dell manual the proper way to do a bios update as any false move can brick your rig. This isn't to say that it's not straight forward but you must adhere to the procedure.
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29 Dec 2013   #3
Concealed10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

As said before I have the newest version of the bios I just updated yesterday to see if that would fix the problem, but... it didn't
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29 Dec 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

IDE it is then and don't despair even though not optimized then it's still wicked fast !
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29 Dec 2013   #5
Concealed10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I wasn't worrying about it over the speed never the less thank you for your quick replies, I'll mark the thread as solved.
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31 Dec 2013   #6
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Concealed10 View Post
I wasn't worrying about it over the speed never the less thank you for your quick replies, I'll mark the thread as solved.
Hi Concealed10,

I have checked and can confirm this system BIOS doesn't ship with AHCI mode in BIOS. So if you wish to use RAID then you can select RAID in SATA mode. Otherwise you can use IDE.

If you have further queries then please let us know why you require the AHCI mode in the BIOS. Hope it answers your query. If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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