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Windows 7: IDE interface?

06 Jun 2010   #1

windows vista and 7 ultimate
IDE interface?

not sure how to preview my system specs on these forums but when i use speccy to view my system information my sata hard drives show up as having an IDE interface. can anyone tell me why that is? is there something in the bios that i need to change? here is a screen of what i am seeing. thanks in advance any help is appreciated.

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06 Jun 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Is there anything wrong? No. Is it worth switching it to SATA mode? Not really. The small (if even noticeable) performance increase isn't worth it, even more so when making the change on a working OS install can render the OS unbootable. This is one of those settings that is better to be set when the OS is installed than after.

P.S. You're also the second (at least) person to ask this same question this week,

If you do decide to make the change there is a link to a tutorial that will show you what you need to do before making the change in the last post.
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06 Jun 2010   #3

windows vista and 7 ultimate

thanks for the quick reply, i must have missed the original post. its hard to navigate this site with my crappy internet connection. ill check out that link, and change the settings later tonight when i reinstall 7.
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