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Windows 7: Configure Sata as IDe or AHCI?

15 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ult 64
Configure Sata as IDe or AHCI?

Hi guys,

I just built my computer and am going through the bios. Should I configure sata as IDE or AHCI?

This is the computer that I am building for video production:

Asus P6T Deluxe V2
Corsair Core i7 XMS3 12GB
5 Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM
Antec Nine Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Now I want to use 1 of the Hard drives as my boot drive. And I want to set the other 4 hd's to raid 0.

Thank you!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #2
The Tardis

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I would only use AHCI if you want hot swappable hard drives connected to your internal SATA ports (not your eSATA ports located on the I/O panel). If you do want hot swappable then you'll need to install this registry edit before you make the change in the BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2010   #3


Windows 7 works best in ahci mode.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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