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Windows 7: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

31 Jan 2011   #310
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hey Zalith : is that on an SSD out of interest?
I don't own one (yeah yeah, laugh... I don't need one... [1]), so I can only post my opinion on normal old-school spinners. Honestly though, since 'Indexing' in Windows is a cache of file info (creation date, modify date, file size, file name, etc.) I think that having Indexing disabled would give the same results on a PC regardless of the drive type..

I tried disabling Indexing on my PC ages back to see if it made any difference in performance, and the performance I gained in gaming (more resources available for the game) wasn't enough to justify the performance lost in the straight drive access department through 'Computer'. So I left it enabled. That was before I started using the libraries though, so I am just speculating here...

Anyways, I'm leaving work now (still no 'net at home.. *sob sob*), so I won't see any replies until tomorrow.


[1] - I keep telling myself that anyway... Just to make myself feel better. Lol.


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31 Jan 2011   #311
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I will admit that I only read the first page of this thread, so my question may have been answered later, but to prevent any confusion, I will simply ask my own question. I have an A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, which has an nForce 4 chipset. I currently have the BIOS set for non-RAID. If I understood correctly, this would need to be changed to RAID, to enable ACHI. I read some caveats, which I will need to sort through more carefully, but before doing so, I need to know if I should change this to ACHI in the first place? Since this changes the way that data is handled, what would happen with the structure of data on the hard drive that already exists? Would changing to this mode of operation be safe for my computer?

EDIT: All of my drives are hard drives, no SSDs involved.
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31 Jan 2011   #312
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I will admit that I only read the first page of this thread, so my question may have been answered later, but to prevent any confusion, I will simply ask my own question. I have an A8N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard, which has an nForce 4 chipset. I currently have the BIOS set for non-RAID. If I understood correctly, this would need to be changed to RAID, to enable ACHI. I read some caveats, which I will need to sort through more carefully, but before doing so, I need to know if I should change this to ACHI in the first place? Since this changes the way that data is handled, what would happen with the structure of data on the hard drive that already exists? Would changing to this mode of operation be safe for my computer?

EDIT: All of my drives are hard drives, no SSDs involved.

Have you had a look at the info from Everlong about nForce boards?
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31 Jan 2011   #313
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with that link, since it only take me to his profile?
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31 Jan 2011   #314
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do with that link, since it only take me to his profile?


I was referring to the information he posted in the first post after the main body of this tutorial, sorry for not being clear.
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31 Jan 2011   #315
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'm still lost. I scrolled down through the entire first page of this thread, and didn't find him anywhere. How about a permalink?
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31 Jan 2011   #316
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I'm still lost. I scrolled down through the entire first page of this thread, and didn't find him anywhere. How about a permalink?


https://www.sevenforums.com/711504-post1.html
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31 Jan 2011   #317
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Now I see why I didn't find it, I was looking for a post made by Everlong, rather than one by you giving him credit. I am not sure, but I have read that AHCI can be enabled, by selecting the RAID option in the BIOS, but not setting up an array. Even with an array setup, any drive outside of that array will still have AHCI enabled. I can't be positive that included nForce 4 boards, because what I read wasn't specific, but I tend to think that it did.

I got the impression that most of Everlong's method was designed to accommodate SSDs, which I don't have. It sounds as though you don't know about nForce 4 yourself, but maybe someone does?
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31 Jan 2011   #318
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I know nothing about nForce and never said I did, that's why the reference to Everlongs' info.
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31 Jan 2011   #319
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, I understood that from the beginning. If I gave the impression otherwise, I apologize. I may have been wrong about what I said about enabling AHCI using the RAID setting, because I just went through the Asus FAQ and found nothing about it regarding my motherboard. Perhaps what I read was only for others.
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