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Windows 7: Raid vs AHCI

03 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Raid vs AHCI

While experimenting with a USB bootable Macrium Restore thumb drive I created, I was looking in my Bios and noticed the SATA controller was set to Raid. I have only one internal HD.

I changed it to AHCI and booted up, got a notice that new drivers were being installed and rebooted.

The computer seems to be running the same. Wondering why HP had it set to Raid.

So what is the difference between the two settings?

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03 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 10 Build 9926

I'd let AHCI if you just have 1 HD
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03 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

With only one drive AHCI and RAID perform the same, at least for Intel controllers.
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03 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the replies...

I'll just leave the AHCI setting for the controller.
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