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Windows 7: Progress Made On Configuring AHCI After Windows 7 Install

01 Nov 2014   #1

Win 7 Home Premium x64
Progress Made On Configuring AHCI After Windows 7 Install

I wanted to make a new thread and mark the old one solved with great help from Kaktussoft so that I can continue to fine tune the progress I've made. I will also write up what I did to get this to work so that people can benefit from it...but I want to first get the finishing touches in.

So, in my mad dash to download anything that looked remotely like an AMD AHCI driver, I found the following downloads and really hope to get some clarification...

I've pasted the driver syntax into some pastebins so if someone feels up to the challenge to figure out which one actually did the job.

First, I installed one of the following, 1, 2, 3 and 4...not sure which.

And then, when I rebooted, I checked Device Manager and saw that one of the ATA channels actually called "AMD SATA Controller". I selected it and chose to update drivers and it found something on the internet and upgraded itself again.

This is great and all, but I expected a nice boost in the performance of my OCZ Vertex 3 (which boasts of 550 MB/s Sequential Read and 520 MB/s Sequential Write). Here's before and after.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I managed to get AHCI working post install, but such a small increase tells me something is still wrong. No?

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02 Nov 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Personally I would start from the beginning and reinstall Window with AHCI already enabled rather then spend days/weeks trying to make the existing one better. Just use the below tutorial which applies to retail also and all should be fine
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